- Find information about the french mathematician Viète.
- Towards symbolism in mathematics…
In 1591 , he published " In artem ananyticam isagoge" . Before Viète, the symbolism hasn't existed. The square was called "census" , the cube " cuba" . Viète created the symbolic language . He defined the modern equation, unknowns were symolized by voyels and datas by consonns.
He was the first to implement the notation "+" and "-" , "in" for the multiplication and "_" for the division.
COLLABORATIVE TASK : In the padlet, share some equations/Calculations in the Viète way of writing with your partners and solve the others