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Diophantine analysis


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A collection of methods for determining integral solutions of certain algebraic equations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that branch of indeterminate analysis which has for its object the discovery of rational values that satisfy given equations containing squares or cubes; as, for example, to find values of x and y which make x2 + y2 an exact square.


After Diophantus, third-century A.D. Greek mathematician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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