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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arithmetiica Stifel. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat It atithmetica completed in Milich encouraged Michael Stifel to write a comprehensive work on arithmetic and algebra. He was later appointed professor of mathematics at Jena University. At Lochau he had the opportunity to do mathematical studies on number theory and numerology. At this time Stifel started writing a book collecting letter transcripts of Martin Luther.

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Stifel now continued with serious mathematical studies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Stifel became first professor of mathematics at the new founded University of Jena. On the following pagehe shows examples also using negative exponents.

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. A proposal of Jacob Milichwho supported his scientific development.

A Revelation in the Revelation. Stifel was born in Esslingen am Neckar. He is the first to use the term ” exponent ” and also included the following rules for calculating powers: In he became minister in Holzdorf near Wittenberg and stayed there for 12 years. Views Read Edit View history. Stifel then left for Frankfurtand soon went to Mansfeldwhere he began his mathematical studies. He also performed the so-called “Wortrechnung” i. He also realized that this would create a lot of work.


Aritumetica predicted that Judgement Day the world would end at 8am on October 19, Stifel however, used negative numbers equal to the other numbers. It has the first use of multiplication by juxtaposition with no symbol between the terms in Europe.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Negative numbers were refused and considered as preposterous by the authorities at that time. Worth mentioning were “the Coss” the first algebra book written in German of Christoph Rudolffwhich he did in self study and “the Elements” of Euclid in the Latin edition by Campanus of Novara.

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Michael Stifel was fascinated regarding the properties and possibilities of numbers. Retrieved from ” https: He was an Augustinian who became an early supporter of Martin Luther. Luther also confirmed the marriage of Michael Stifel and the widow of his predecessor in the ministry. 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 arithmeticca on zrithmetica unusual track can be traced back to this incident.

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So he wrote, that regarding this issue marvelous books could arjthmetica written, but he himself will refrain and keep his eyes shut. He also discussed the properties of irrational numbers and if the irrationals are real numbers, or only fictitious AI page Stifel, however avoided to show the negative results. Stifel found them very useful for mathematics, and not dispensable.

Stifel’s most important work Arithmetica integra contained important innovations in mathematical notation.

Michael Stifel

A short account of the history of mathematics. He was able to reduce the different cases known to one case, arithmmetica he uses both, positive and negative coefficients. Another topic dealt with in the Arithmetica integra are negative numbers which Stifel calls numeri absurdi. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Further issues were a method of calculating roots of higher order by arithmetoca binomial coefficients [14] and sequences.

He joined the Order of Saint Augustine and was ordained a priest in