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Travelling mathematics : the fate of Diophantos' arithmetic

Author: Ad Meskens
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, ©2010.
Series: Science networks historical studies, v. 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a comprehensive study of Diophantos' Arithmetika, a unique book within the known Greek mathematical corpus whose author, Diophantos, is an enigmatic figure. It details the structure,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Diophantus, of Alexandria.; Diophantus, of Alexandria; Diophantus, of Alexandria.; Diophantus, Alexandrinus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ad Meskens
ISBN: 9783034606424 3034606427
OCLC Number: 693252232
Description: ix, 208 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Arithmetic and the beginnings of algebra --
2. Alexandria ad Aegyptum --
3. Diophantos and the Arithmetika --
4. Sleeping beauty in the Dark Ages --
5. New vistas --
6. Humanism --
7. Renaissance or the rebirth of Diophantos --
8. Fair stood the wind for France. --
9. Coda: Hilbert's tenth problem --
10. Stemma.
Series Title: Science networks historical studies, v. 41.
Responsibility: Ad Meskens.
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