Pell's equation
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English[edit]
Etymology[edit]
Named by Leonhard Euler after the 17th century mathematician John Pell, whom Euler mistakenly believed to be the first to find a general solution.
Noun[edit]
Pell's equation (uncountable)
- (number theory) The Diophantine equation for a given integer m, to be solved in integers x and y.
External links[edit]
- Pell's equation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia