## taming the infinite: chapter 4

Chapter 4 takes things a step further, as it now discusses algebra, equations, and even cubic equations. This time we are taken back to the renaissance in italy, as we (the readers of course) are told of a story taking place in italy, were a contest existed as to who was the best mathematician, or rather who was best at solving equations. The story is great in itself, but the relevance it has to the rest of the book lays in the explanations of algebraic equations, and cubic equations as well, how they began to be applied and how things worked as an evolutionary reality, were we began by stating the existence of numbers (as seen in chapter one) up until the most complex equations that reign the logic of our world today.

*"So algebra took on a life of its own, as the mathematics of symbolic expressions. it was the first step towards freeing algrebra from the shackles of arithmetical interpretation."*