MAA Writing Awards
Historical Ramblings in Algebraic Geometry and Related Algebra
Year of Award: 1977
Award: Lester R. Ford, and also the Chauvenet Prize in 1978
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 83, 1976, pp. 409-448
Summary: The author relates personal experiences to show that high-school algebra is powerful and accessible and should not be overwhelmed by concepts from university algebra.
About the Author: Shreeram Abhyankar was at Purdue University at the time of publication.