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One of the 18th century's greatest mathematicians, Lagrange made significant contributions to analysis and number theory. He delivered these lectures on arithmetic, algebra, and geometry at the Ecole Normale, a training school for teachers. An exemplar among elementary expositions, they feature both originality of thought and elegance of expression.
Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) is one of the eighteenth century's greatest mathematicians. In spite of Lagrange is most known as a creator of calculus of variations, a branch of superior mathematics, in 1795 he was appointed to a mathematical chair at the newly-established École Normale, where he taught courses on elementary mathematics for training school teachers. Lectures on elementary mathematics is a book that show a great mathematician exploring with originality and elegance topics of elementary mathematics as a fractions, proportions, logarithms, divisibility, equations and others. It is a great book for teachers and lovers of mathematics.