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Diophantus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Mathematics.

Of Alexandria (date uncertain, between 150 bc and ad 280), mathematician, wrote an algebraic work on indeterminate equations, Arithmētika, in thirteen books, of which six survive in Greek...

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Ellis, Robert Leslie

Maria Panteki.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education; Classical Studies. 1190 words.

Ellis, Robert Leslie (1817–1859), mathematician and classical scholar, was born on 25 August 1817 in Bath, the youngest of the six children of Francis Ellis of Bath. His father was fond of...

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measure

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Mathematics.

1 A quantity ascertained or ascertainable by measurement.

2 A number assigned to a property of an entity according to well-defined rules, so as to...

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Menelaus

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Classical Studies.

(RE 16),

of Alexandria (1) (fl. ad 95–8), mathematician and astronomer, made astronomical observations at Rome in 98 (Ptolemaeus mathematicus Almagest 7. 3), and was known to...

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Savile, Sir Henry

R. D. Goulding.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education; Classical Studies. 8964 words.

Savile, Sir Henry (1549–1622), mathematician and classical scholar, was born on 30 November 1549 in Over Bradley, West Riding of Yorkshire, one of eight children and the middle of three...

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