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Diophantus of Alexandria (250)

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199679591
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191759024
Diophantus of Alexandria (250)

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whose work displayed an algebraic approach to the solution of equations in one or more unknowns, unlike earlier Greek methods that were more geometrical. In the books of ...

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Subjects: Pure Mathematics

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