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**Book Description **Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eighty-four), very little else is known about his life. Even the exact form of his name is uncertain, and only a few incomplete manuscripts of his greatest work, Arithmetica, have survived. In this impressive scholarly investigation, first published in 1885, Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940) meticulously presents what can be gleaned from Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and guides the reader through the algebraist s idiosyncratic style of mathematics, discussing his notation and originality. This was the first thorough survey of Diophantos work to appear in English. Also reissued in this series are Heath s two-volume History of Greek Mathematics, his treatment of Greek astronomy through the work of Aristarchus of Samos, and his edition in modern notation of the Treatise on Conic Sections by Apollonius of Perga. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781108062930

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**Book Description **Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eighty-four), very little else is known about his life. Even the exact form of his name is uncertain, and only a few incomplete manuscripts of his greatest work, Arithmetica, have survived. In this impressive scholarly investigation, first published in 1885, Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940) meticulously presents what can be gleaned from Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and guides the reader through the algebraist s idiosyncratic style of mathematics, discussing his notation and originality. This was the first thorough survey of Diophantos work to appear in English. Also reissued in this series are Heath s two-volume History of Greek Mathematics, his treatment of Greek astronomy through the work of Aristarchus of Samos, and his edition in modern notation of the Treatise on Conic Sections by Apollonius of Perga. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781108062930

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**Book Description **Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 266 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eighty-four), very little else is known about his life. Even the exact form of his name is uncertain, and only a few incomplete manuscripts of his greatest work, Arithmetica, have survived. In this impressive scholarly investigation, first published in 1885, Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940) meticulously presents what can be gleaned from Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and guides the reader through the algebraists idiosyncratic style of mathematics, discussing his notation and originality. This was the first thorough survey of Diophantos work to appear in English. Also reissued in this series are Heaths two-volume History of Greek Mathematics, his treatment of Greek astronomy through the work of Aristarchus of Samos, and his edition in modern notation of the Treatise on Conic Sections by Apollonius of Perga. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108062930

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**Book Description **Cambridge at the University Press, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. original green boards are shelf rubbed and slightly marked. gold gilt on the spine. the spine ends are a little frayed and there is a very small tear in the cloth.there is a book plate under the front board stating that the book was presented to The Diocesan Library Pretoria by the University of Cambridge in 1885.the half title page has a stamp mark bearing the name of the Community of the Resurrection, St. Peter's Priory Rosettenville. internally the book is very clean and well bound and appears to have been very little used. the front hinge has been carefully repaired. the condition is given in terms of the book's age. Bookseller Inventory # 68hl

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**Book Description **University Press, 1885., Cambridge:, 1885. 8vo. xi, 248, ads (dated Oct. 1891) (44) pp. Text figs. Original green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; joints rubbed, spine ends frayed. Ink signature of Florian Cajori and Leon Bankoff, bookplate of Herbert McLean Evans. Very good. Rare. FIRST EDITION. THIS IS A CHOICE COPY BY PROVENANCE ALONE: WITH THE SIGNATURE OF MATHEMATICS HISTORIAN FLORIAN CAJORI, history of science pioneering collector Evans – bought and sold by Jake Zeitlin to the present owner Bankoff (dated 1953). This copy contains a number of pencil marginalia marks throughout. Diophantus of Alexandria, "sometimes called ‘the father of algebra’, was an Alexandrian Greek mathematician and the author of a series of books called Arithmetica. These texts deal with solving algebraic equations, many of which are now lost. In studying Arithmetica, Pierre de Fermat concluded that a certain equation considered by Diophantus had no solutions, and noted without elaboration that he had found ‘a truly marvelous proof of this proposition,’ now referred to as Fermat's Last Theorem. This led to tremendous advances in number theory, and the study of Diophantine equations (‘Diophantine geometry’) and of Diophantine approximations remain important areas of mathematical research. Diophantus was the first Greek mathematician who recognized fractions as numbers; thus he allowed positive rational numbers for the coefficients and solutions. In modern use, Diophantine equations are usually algebraic equations with integer coefficients, for which integer solutions are sought. Diophantus also made advances in mathematical notation." "The Arithmetica is the major work of Diophantus and the most prominent work on algebra in Greek mathematics. It is a collection of problems giving numerical solutions of both determinate and indeterminate equations. Of the original thirteen books of which Arithmetica consisted only six have survived, though there are some who believe that four Arab books discovered in 1968 are also by Diophantus. Some Diophantine problems from Arithmetica have been found in Arabic sources." "It should be mentioned here that Diophantus never used general methods in his solutions. Hermann Hankel, renowned German mathematician made the following remark regarding Diophantus." [Wikipedia]. Bookseller Inventory # S10247

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