Results 1 – 8 of 8 Arithmetica integra [Reprint] () by Michael Stifel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Title, Arithmetica integra. Author, Michael Stifel. Publisher, apud Iohan Petreium, Original from, the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized, Jun 0 ReviewsWrite review .html?id=fndPsRv08R0C. Arithmetica integra. By Michael Stifel. About this book.

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Negative numbers were refused and considered as preposterous by the authorities at that time. Stifel ariithmetica the first, who had a standard method to solve quadratic equations.

A short account of the history of mathematics. At this time Stifel started writing a book collecting letter transcripts of Martin Luther. He was later appointed professor of mathematics at Jena University. In Stifel became first professor of mathematics at the new founded University of Jena. Contemporain gravure of Michael Stifel. Retrieved from ihtegra https: Stifel, however avoided to show the negative results. It was completed in The German saying “to talk a Stiefel” or “to calculate a Stiefel” Stiefel is the German word for boot meaning to say or calculate something based on an unusual track can be traced back to this incident.

Stifel found them very useful for mathematics, and not dispensable. Milich encouraged Michael Stifel to write a comprehensive work on arithmetic and algebra. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.


Luther also confirmed the marriage of Michael Stifel and the widow of his intera in the ministry. Michael Stifel was fascinated regarding the properties and possibilities of numbers. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Stifel explicitly points out, that multiplication and division operations in the lower geometric series can be mapped by addition and subtraction in the upper arithmetic series.

So he wrote, that regarding this issue marvelous books could be written, but he himself will refrain and keep his eyes shut. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On the following pagehe shows examples also using negative exponents.

He joined the Order of Saint Augustine and was ordained a priest in April 19, Jena.

A proposal of Jacob Milichwho supported his scientific development. Arithmetica integra containing an early version of logarithms. Michael Stifel or Styfel — April 19, was a German monk, Protestant reformer and mathematician.

He is the first to use the term ” exponent ” and also included the following rules for calculating powers: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It has the first use of multiplication by juxtaposition with no symbol between the terms in Europe.

In he became minister in Holzdorf near Wittenberg and stayed there for 12 years. Stifel however, used negative inttegra equal to the other numbers.

Michael Stifel

Stifel now continued with serious mathematical studies. He also realized that raithmetica would create a lot of work. Wikimedia Commons has media related arithmettica Michael Stifel. This predicted that Judgement Day the world would end at 8am on October 19, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Views Read Edit View history. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Stifel’s most important work Arithmetica integra contained important innovations in mathematical notation.

At Lochau he had the opportunity to do mathematical studies on number theory and numerology. He was an Augustinian who became an early supporter of Itegra Luther.

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Another topic dealt with in the Arithmetica integra are negative numbers which Stifel calls numeri absurdi. Worth mentioning were “the Coss” the first algebra book integrw in German of Christoph Rudolffwhich he did in self study and “the Elements” of Euclid in the Latin edition by Campanus of Novara. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Stifel was born in Esslingen am Neckar.

He was able to reduce the different cases known to one case, because he uses both, positive and negative coefficients. He also performed the so-called “Wortrechnung” i.

A Revelation in the Revelation. Further issues were a method of calculating roots of higher order by using binomial coefficients [14] and sequences.

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