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RE: Diophantine Equation Solver

by kryten (Scribe)
on Apr 11, 2000 at 18:39 UTC ( #7311=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Diophantine Equation Solver

For all, like me, wondering what a Diophantine equation actually is:

Diophantine equation
(from: who seem to hand out far too many cookies.)
[An] equation involving only addition, multiplication, or taking power +s in which all the constants are natural numbers or their negatives and the only solutions of interest +are natural numbers or their negatives. Named in honour of the 3rd-century Greek mathematician Diop +hantus of Alexandria, these equations were not systematically solved until the 7th century b +y the Hindus.
Maybe a maths type person can elaborate.

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[choroba]: Good morning!
[Corion]: I hope you had a good weekend!
[marto]: jetlag has really done a number on the kids, it's been a tough week
choroba played with the band on Saturday, so Sunday was very sleepy
[choroba]: managed to release Syntax::Construct with 5.28 support in the night, though
[Corion]: choroba: Whee ;)
[Corion]: marto: Ouch - I would've thought that kids adapt much better, but that's obviously not the case...
[marto]: well, their mother let them sleep till 15:00 & 12:00 last week, which didn't help them adjust :P
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[Corion]: marto: Ow, no, that doesn't help at all :)

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