Person: Diophantus Of Alexandria


Diophantus Of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician, sometimes known as "the father of algebra", who is best known for his "Arithmetica". This had an enormous influence on the development of number theory.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about 200, (probably) Alexandria, Egypt. Died about 284, (probably) Alexandria, Egypt.

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African, Algebra, Ancient Arab, Ancient Greek, Ancient Indian, Origin Egypt, Number Theory, Puzzles And Problems

Epochs: 1
Parts: 2
Solutions: 3
Theorems: 4

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive