Arithmetica: Diophantus: of Diophantus reposes, is his Arithmetica. Its historical importance is twofold: it is the first known work to employ algebra in a modern. Diophantus’ Arithmetica consists of 13 books written in Greek in ~ CE (the dates vary by ~ years from 70AD to ~AD). The original. We know very little about Diophantus life, but you can find some of it here. His book Arithmetica is a collection of problems giving numerical solutions of.

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Pierre de Fermat owned a copy, studied it, and made notes in the margins. The life of Diophantus seems to be extremely vague in knowing when he lived or even as to his life biography wise. From Wikipedia, the free viophantus.

This writer and teacher would have given conviction to the third century life span of Diophantus.

All arithmetiica equations in the book were latter given a name of Diophantine equations and the method for solving them is known as Diophantine analysis. In five years there came a bouncing new son; Alas, the dear child of master and sage, After attaining half the measure of his father’s life, chill fate took him. Cyrene Library of Alexandria Platonic Academy. C laude G aspar Bacheti et observationibus P ierre de Fermat. Diophantus made important advances in mathematical notation, becoming the first person known to use algebraic notation and symbolism.


Lisa marked it as to-read Jul 24, Although The Porisms is lost, we know three lemmas contained there, since Diophantus refers to them in the Arithmetica.

Diophantus applied himself to some quite complex algebraic problems, particularly what has since become known as Diophantine Analysis, which deals with finding integer solutions to kinds of problems that lead to equations in several unknowns.

Fragments of a book dealing with polygonal numbers are extant [12].

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Some of that information for listing AD is that Diophantus worked with a scholar by the name of Anatolius. Arrithmetica has been studied recently by Wilbur Knorrwho suggested that the attribution to Hero is incorrect, and that the true author is Diophantus. One lemma states that the difference of the cubes of two rational numbers is equal to the sum of the cubes of two other rational numbers, i.

One of the aarithmetica sometimes called his epitaph states:. Aug 24 ’11 at Even though the text is otherwise inferior to the edition, Fermat’s annotations—including the “Last Theorem”—were printed in this version. Ludvig Svensson marked it as to-read Feb 07, See a list of useful excuses here. The modern view of the Arithmetica is therefore that we have available 10 of the 13 original books: His book also gives rise to what an integer number is in his view.

Alejandra marked it as to-read Jan arithmeica, Shayna marked it as to-read Aug 12, Diophantus and his works have also influenced Arab mathematics and were of great fame among Arab mathematicians.


Sign up using Email and Password. Yann added it Jul 10, The Metrodorus composition says. We do not know. Alicia marked it as to-read Jan 27, The idea that there were 13 books of this work came from Diophantus himself with the first publication.

Diophantus was satisfied with a rational solution of his equations and did not require a whole number. Diophantus has variously been described by historians as either Greek[2] [3] [4] non-Greek, [5] Hellenized Egyptian[6] Hellenized Babylonian[7] Jewishor Chaldean. This caused his work to be more concerned with particular problems rather than general situations.

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Timeline of ancient Greek mathematicians. For example, in Book II, three problems give these details: He lived in AlexandriaEgyptduring the Roman eraprobably from between AD and to or We know very arithmteica about Diophantus life, but you can find some of it here. Yes, the cost is high, but the profit margin is undoubtedly much less than on a routine calculus book.

Arithmetica consisted of 13 books, but only 6 survived. Gustavo Marques marked it as to-read May 12,