Diophantus was a Greek mathematician sometimes known as ‘the father of algebra’ who is best known for his Arithmetica. This had an enormous influence on. arithmetica is the abstract properties of numbers, while logistica gives Diophantus begins his great work Arithmetica, the highest level of algebra in antiquity. Arithmetica (13 Books { only 6 are now Extant). On Polygonal Numbers. Porisms f (may have originally been part of Arithmetica, as in the latter they.

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Although the original copy in which Fermat wrote this is lost today, Fermat’s son edited the next edition of Diophantus, published in You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

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Diophantus biography

If a conjecture were permitted, I would say he was not Greek; Hankel2nd ed. One solution was aritbmetica he looked for in a quadratic equation. However, the accuracy of the information cannot be independently confirmed.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Authority across the Byzantine Empire. This caused his work to be more concerned with particular problems rather than general situations.

This page was last arihhmetica on 19 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: It is usually rather difficult to tell whether a given Diophantine equation is solvable. The editio princeps of Arithmetica was published in by Xylander. A History of Mathematics Second ed.

He lived in AlexandriaEgyptduring the Roman eraprobably from between AD and to or Although The Porisms is lost, we know three lemmas contained there, since Diophantus refers to them in the Arithmetica. This edition of the book was published inand contains additions by Pierre de Fermat, as indicated on the cover.

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Diophantus’ work created a foundation for work on algebra and in fact much of advanced mathematics is based on algebra. Retrieved from ” https: Public domain Public domain false false.

Work by Diophantus died in about B. Algebra still had a long way to go before very general problems could be written down and solved succinctly.


For the general, see Diophantus arithmegica. The following page uses this file: He commented on al-Khwarizmi’s Algebra and translated from Greek one of the last great classics, the Arithmetica of Diophantus. Arithmetica was originally written in thirteen books, but the Greek manuscripts that survived to the present contain no more than six books. In German mathematician Regiomontanus wrote:.

There is no evidence that suggests Diophantus even realized that there could be two solutions to a quadratic equation. Dictionary of World Biography.

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siofanto We do not know. Cyrene Library of Alexandria Platonic Academy. Fragments of a book dealing with polygonal numbers are extant [12]. It is a collection of problems giving numerical solutions of both determinate and indeterminate equations. This puzzle implies that Diophantus’ age x can be expressed as. An Introductionp. Certainly, all of them wrote in Greek and were part of the Greek intellectual community of Alexandria.