AL-FARISI AND THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF ARITHMETIC


Ağargün A. G. , Fletcher C. R.

HISTORIA MATHEMATICA, vol.21, no.2, pp.162-173, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/hmat.1994.1015
  • Title of Journal : HISTORIA MATHEMATICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-173

Abstract

The work of al-Farisi on amicable numbers begins with nine propositions of elementary number theory. The purpose of this article is to produce an English translation of these propositions and to provide a commentary on al-Farisi's methods. In particular we consider whether he proved, or attempted to prove the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic. (C) 1994 Academic Press, Inc.