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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Views Read Edit View history. Arithmetica and its author are often mentioned as the origin of algebra, but there is no doubt that most of what was written in this work was known by the Babylonians. It should be in the public domain obviouslyso I’d thought I could find the English text on the web somewhere.

Note the omission of Diophantus and Pappus, authors who evidently were not at first known in Arabia, although the Diophantine Arithmetica became familiar before the end of the tenth century. See here more about Alexandriaits famous library and about some mathematicians who worked and lived there.

For example, he would explore problems such as: 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.

Justin Adney marked it as to-read Apr 27, After consoling his fate by the science of numbers for four years, he ended his life.

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In book 4, he finds rational powers between given numbers. If you want a physical copy, some print-on-demand companies offer copies of the Heath book e. Frontispiece of Diophantus’ Arithemtica, published in Toulouse, France in Refresh and try again. Arithmetica was first translated from Greek into Latin by Bombelli inbut the translation was never published. The history of Diophantus’s Arithmetica here: Retrieved from ” https: Diophantus of Alexandria Ancient Greek: Arithmeitca Denise rated it did not like it Jul 20, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Most of the Arithmetica problems lead to quadratic equations.

Matheus Lacerda marked it as to-read Jan 23, Diophantus considered negative or irrational square root solutions “useless”, “meaningless”, and even “absurd”. Jocelyn marked it as to-read Nov 03, The method for solving these equations is known as Diophantine analysis. This link says there exists a book, but the cost seems a bit high.

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Retrieved 10 April July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Yes, the cost is high, but the profit margin is undoubtedly much less than on a routine calculus book. In modern use, Diophantine equations are usually algebraic equations with integer coefficients, for which integer solutions are sought.

Only six of the thirteen books of the Arithmetica of Diophantus ca. Diophantus was satisfied with a rational solution of his equations and did not require a whole number. A History of Mathematics Second ed. Katsu marked it as to-read Jan 03, The manuscript was discovered in by F.

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Simone Ferrarini marked it as to-read Oct 31, Fragments of a book dealing with polygonal numbers are extant [12]. Although the original copy in which Fermat wrote this is lost today, Fermat’s son edited the next edition of Diophantus, published in Jorge marked it as to-read Mar 27, Algebra still had a long way to go before very general problems could be written down and solved succinctly.


It has been studied recently by Wilbur Knorrwho suggested that the attribution to Hero is incorrect, and that the true author is Diophantus.

Arithmetica consisted of 13 books, but only 6 survived. All the equations in the book were latter given a name of Diophantine diophhantus and the method for solving them is known as Dioohantus analysis.

Views Read Edit View history. Sign up using Email and Password. Diophantus is also known to have written on polygonal numbersa topic of great interest to Pythagoras and Pythagoreans. Gustavo Marques marked it as to-read May 12, For example, Book II, problem 8, seeks to express a given square number as the sum of two square numbers here….

I feel I am sufficiently knowledgeable about the properties of quadratic relations.

His problems exercised the minds of many of the world’s best mathematicians for much of the next two millennia, with some particularly celebrated solutions provided by BrahmaguptaPierre de FermatJoseph Louis Lagrange arithmteica Leonhard Euleramong others.

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