This edition of Books IV to VII of Diophantus’ Arithmetica, which are extant only in a recently discovered Arabic translation, is the outgrowth of a doctoral. Arithmetica has 7 ratings and 3 reviews. Tyler said: Very good, enjoyable read. I feel I am sufficiently knowledgeable about the properties of quadratic. Diophantus’ Arithmetica consists of 13 books written in Greek in ~ CE (the dates vary by ~ years from 70AD to ~AD). The original.

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Open Preview See a Problem? After that, you can use your newly acquired knowledge to some useful purposes; one of which would be an excuse NOT to do a maths homework. Fragments of a book dealing with polygonal numbers are extant [12].

Diophantus of Alexandria

There are many Arabic translations but only material from these six books appeared. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of If he did know this result in the sense of having proved it as opposed to merely conjectured ithis doing so would be truly remarkable: Only six of the thirteen books of the Arithmetica of Diophantus ca.

Equations in the book are presently called Diophantine equations.


I’m going to do a re-read just to arithmstica sure, but if there ever was a determinate equation, it would have been in Book IV, but only vaguely not strictly defined or referred to. Sign up using Facebook. A History of Mathematics: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


James Dean rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Matheus Lacerda marked it as to-read Jan 23, Adarsh rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Arithmetica by Diophantus. Justin Adney marked it as to-read Apr 27, He lived in AlexandriaEgyptduring the Roman eraprobably from between AD and to or Nevertheless, Arithmetica was a remarkable aritgmetica as it gave a collection of indeterminate problems that was not fully arkthmetica until the 17th century.

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Jocelyn marked it as to-read Nov 03, This makes available 6 of the 13 books. Aviv marked it as to-read Sep 21, It is usually rather difficult to tell whether a given Diophantine equation is solvable.

Neil Parikh marked it as to-read Jul 14, He commented on al-Khwarizmi’s Algebra and translated from Greek one of the last great classics, the Arithmetica of Diophantus.

For example, he would explore problems such as: It has diophanrus studied recently by Wilbur Knorrwho suggested that the attribution to Hero is incorrect, and that the true aritmetica is Diophantus. Sometimes called “the father of algebra “, his texts deal with solving algebraic equations.


The text is probably substantially modified from the original. Arithmetica consisted of 13 books, but only 6 survived. Norman Ramsey added it Jul 22, Diopahntus though the text is otherwise inferior to the edition, Fermat’s annotations—including the “Last Theorem”—were printed in this version.

See how Arithmetica played a role in the story of Fermat’s Last Theorem. Little is known about the life of Diophantus.

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