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Rashed, Roshdi / Houzel, Christian

Les "Arithmétiques" de Diophante

Lecture historique et mathématique

[The 'Arithmetica' of Diophantus: A Historical and Mathematical Reading]

Series:Scientia Graeco-Arabica 11

    169,95 € / $238.00 / £154.50*

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    November 2013
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    Aims and Scope

    Until recently, only six of thirteen books comprising Diophantus’ Arithmetica were known to us. Four other books in an Arabic translation have been discovered recently. We can now understand the organization of this work and its long-lasting impact on mathematics. The present book offers the first historical and mathematical study of the work as it has survived in ten books.

    Jusqu’à une date récente, on ne connaissait que six des treize livres que comprenaient les Arithmétiques de Diophante. Quatre livres supplémentaires ont été récemment découverts en traduction arabe. Nous sommes donc maintenant en mesure de comprendre l’organisation de l’ouvrage et son impact sur un millénaire et demi de recherche mathématique. Le présent livre offre la première étude historique et mathématique de l’ensemble des dix livres.

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    x, 639 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Ancient arithmetics; diophantine analysis; Diophantus of Alexandria; history of mathematics
    Readers interested in the history of mathematics

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    "What we have here, then, is a modern mathematical commentary on a classical text. [...] it is an invaluable help to the mathematical reader who simply wants to see what is there."
    Fernando Q. Gouvêa in: MAA Reviews 04/11/2017

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