Mathematician:Nicolas Chuquet

From ProofWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Mathematician

French mathematician who first treated powers of unknowns systematically.

Inventor of the words billion for $10^{12}$, trillion for $10^{18}$, and so on.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 1445 or c. 1455, Paris, France
  • Died: 1488 or c. 1500, Lyon, France


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1484: Triparty en la Science des Nombres (unpublished in his lifetime)


Sources