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Traveling mathematics: the fate of Diophantos' Arithmetic

Author: Ad Meskens
Publisher: Basel Birkhäuser 2010
Series: Science networks : historical studies, 41
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Named Person: Diophantus Alexandrinus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ad Meskens
ISBN: 9783034606424 3034606427
OCLC Number: 901311042
Description: 208 p.
Contents: Arithmetic and the beginnings of algebra.- Alexandria ad Aegyptum.- Diophantos and the Arithmetika.- Sleeping beauty in the Dark Ages.- New vistas.- Humanism.- Renaissance or the rebirth of Diophantos.- Fair stood the wind for France.- Coda: Hilbert's tenth problem.- Stemma.
Series Title: Science networks : historical studies, 41
Responsibility: Ad Meskens [aut].

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