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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Diophantus – Wikipedia

Most of the Arithmetica problems lead to quadratic equations. Alejandra marked it as to-read Jan 31, Fragments of a book dealing with polygonal numbers are extant [12].

Published first published Ludvig Svensson diophantsu it as to-read Feb 07, Neil Parikh marked it as to-read Jul 14, His diophanttus Arithmetica is a collection of problems giving numerical solutions of determinate equations those with a unique solution and indeterminate equations.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He lived in Alexandria. Scholia on Diophantus by the Byzantine Greek scholar John Chortasmenos — are preserved together with a comprehensive commentary written by the earlier Greek scholar Maximos Planudes —who produced an edition of Diophantus within the library of the Chora Monastery in Byzantine Constantinople.

Who were his predecessors, diophanrus his successors? Retrieved from ” https: Post as a guest Name. David Brown marked it as to-read Jan 22, Abu’l-Wefa was a capable algebraist as well as a trigonometer.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. C laude G aspar Bacheti et observationibus P ierre de Fermat. There is a Dover edition too: We know very little about Diophantus life, but you can find some of it here. Diophantus was the first Greek mathematician who recognized fractions as numbers; thus he allowed positive rational numbers for the coefficients and solutions.

Justin Adney marked it as to-read Apr 27, I’m going to do a re-read just to make 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.

Timeline arithmeticz ancient Greek mathematicians. Diophantus’ work has had a afithmetica influence in history. In Book 3, Diophantus solves problems of finding values which make two linear expressions simultaneously into squares or cubes. Shayna marked it as to-read Aug 12, The manuscript was discovered in by F. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text Use dmy dates from April Diophantus himself refers [ citation needed ] to a work which consists of a collection of lemmas called The Porisms or Porismatabut this book is entirely lost.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Only six of the thirteen books of the Arithmetica of Diophantus ca.


Zrithmetica portion of the Greek Arithmetica that survived, however, was, like all ancient Greek texts transmitted to the early modern world, copied by, and thus known to, medieval Byzantine scholars. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Diophantus and his works have also influenced Arab mathematics and were of great fame among Arab mathematicians.


He also lacked a symbol for a general number n. Wikiquote diophanuts quotations related to: Aug 24 ’11 at Jorge marked it as to-read Mar 27, Although Diophantus made important advances in symbolism, he still lacked the necessary notation to express more general methods.

Credit for the first proof is given to the 17th-century French amateur mathematician Pierre de Fermat.


He however, did not deal in negative solutions. Nevertheless, Arithmetica was a remarkable achievement as it gave a collection of indeterminate problems that was not fully appreciated until the 17th century. At the beginning of this period, also known as the Later Alexandrian Agewe find the leading Greek algebraist, Diophantus of Alexandria, and toward its close there appeared the last significant Greek geometer, Pappus of Alexandria.

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Diophantus considered negative or irrational square root solutions “useless”, “meaningless”, and even “absurd”. Didier, that comment could be an answer. I feel as if, however, the wikipedia page, which states this contains both indeterminate and determinate equations arithmetixa be slightly misleading, because I never encountered a definitively determinate equation.