# Book:William Frend/The Principles of Algebra

## William Frend and Francis Maseres: The Principles of Algebra

Published $\text {1796}$, J. Davis.

### Subject Matter

Noted for its rejection of the validity of negative numbers.

### Contents

Preface
Explanation of Terms, &c.
Subtraction
General Rules for Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Equations
Resolution of Equations
Instances in Simple Equations
Questions resolved by Simple Equations
Fractions
Decimal Fractions
Powers and Roots of Numbers
Equations of the Second Order
Solution of Problems by Equations of the Second Order
Equations of the Third Order
Questions producing Equations of the Third Order
Equations of a higher Order than Third
On the Nature of a Series of Numbers, Arithmetical
Geometrical
Logarithms
Geometrical Series continued
Interest Simple
Interest Compound
On the Limits of a decreasing Series
On the Application of Algebra to Geometry
Appendix: Cardan's Rule (by Francis Maseres)