# Definition:Hilbert 23/10/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Hilbert's $10$th Problem

**Hilbert's $10$th problem** was the question:

*Given a Diophantine equation with any number of unknown quantities and with rational integer numerical coefficients: To devise a process according to which it can be determined in a finite number of operations whether the equation is solvable in rational integers.*

The MRDP Theorem has shown that recursively enumerable sets are equivalent to Diophantine sets.

Matiyasevich's Theorem shows that solutions to Diophantine equations may grow exponentially.

Yuri Vladimirovich Matiyasevich proved this in $1970$ by using a method involving Fibonacci numbers, which grow exponentially.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $5$ - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $5$ - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Diophantine equation** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Diophantine equation**