Person: Thymaridas Of Paros
Thymaridas was a Greek follower of Pythagoras who wrote on prime numbers and gave methods for solving simultaneous linear equations .
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Thymaridas was a Pythagorean and a number theorist who wrote on prime numbers.
- Iamblichus tells us that Thymaridas called a prime number rectilinear since it can only be represented one-dimensionally.
- Thymaridas also gave methods for solving simultaneous linear equations which became known as the 'flower of Thymaridas'.
Born about 400 BC, Paros, Greece. Died about 350 BC.
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Ancient Greek, Origin Greece
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive