Mathematician:Diocles of Carystus

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Mathematician

Greek mathematician and geometer, thought to be the first person to prove the focal property of the parabola.

Also associated with the Cissoid of Diocles, which was used by Diocles to solve the problem of Doubling the Cube.


Nationality

Greek


History

  • Born: c. 240 BCE in Carystus (now K├íristos), Euboea (now Evvoia), Greece
  • Died: c. 180 BCE


Theorems and Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for Diocles of Carystus can be found here.


Publications

  • On burning mirrors


Sources