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Number Theory in Asia

  • John Stillwell
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

It is clear from the preceding chapters of this book that ancient Greece had an enormous influence on world mathematics and that most of the fundamental concepts of mathematics can be found there. This does not mean, however, that the Greeks discovered everything first, or that they did everything best. We have already seen that the Pythagorean theorem was known in Babylon earlier than in Greece, and that Pythagorean triples were understood better there than they ever were in Greece, at least until the time of Diophantus.

Keywords

Integer Solution Chinese Remainder Theorem Pythagorean Theorem Euclidean Algorithm Rational Side 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Stillwell
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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