Mathematician:Diophantus of Alexandria

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Mathematician

Author of a series of books called Arithmetica, some of which are now lost, concerning the solution of algebraic equations.

Sometimes referred to as "the father of algebra", but some claim the title should belong to Al-Khwarizmi.


Nationality

Egyptian


History

  • Born: between 200 and 214 CE (location unknown)
  • Died: between 284 and 298 CE


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Diophantus of Alexandria can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Diophantus of Alexandria can be found here.


Publications

  • On Polygonal Numbers (only fragments now exist)
  • Porisms (may have originally been part of Arithmetica)


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