Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM

LACC 308AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)

Chairs:

Alejandra Alvarado, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University
and
Edray Goins, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Purdue University

**Description:** Diophantus of Alexandra is known as one of the fathers of algebra. He wrote Arithmetica in the 3rd century AD, the most prominent work on algebra in Greek mathematics. Equations found in this text inspired Fermat to propose his eponymous Last Theorem as well as influencing the development of algebra.

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