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The Arithmetica had a big affect on later mathematicians, such as Pierre de Fermat, who arrived at his well-known Last Theorem after making an attempt to generalize an issue he had read within the Arithmetica (that of dividing a square into two squares). Diophantus additionally made vital advances in notation, the Arithmetica being the primary occasion of algebraic symbolism and syncopation.

In the Principia Mathematica, Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead advanced the philosophical program generally known as logicism, and attempted to show that every one mathematical concepts, statements, and ideas may be defined and proved entirely in terms of symbolic logic. A logicist definition of mathematics is Russell’s “All Mathematics is Symbolic Logic” .

In April 2000, Dan joined the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, first as Senior Science Internet Specialist for the Office of Science Education at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Later, he turned …

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