Luca Pacioli

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Pacioli, Luca

 

Born circa 1445; died after 1509. Italian mathematician; mathematics teacher.

In 1494, Pacioli published Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportions et proportionalita, a work dealing with arithmetic operations and with algebraic equations and the application of such equations to geometry. Under the influence of his friend Leonardo da Vinci, he spent the years from 1496 to 1499 writing De divina proportione (published 1509). This treatise contains a theory of geometric proportions, notably the rules for the golden section—the division of a line in extreme and mean ratio.

REFERENCE

Cantor, M. Vorlesungen über Geschichte der Mathematik, 2nd ed., vol. 2. Leipzig, 1913.
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Segun hemos tenido ocasion de comprobar, los autores que sucedieron en el tiempo a Fra Luca Pacioli se ocuparon de corregir sus deficiencias, y a veces hasta contradicciones.
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1993), "The Portrait of Fra Luca Pacioli," Mathematical Gazette, Vol.
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1994), "La storia della ragioneria nell'economia aziendale moderna: il contributo di Egidio Giannessi," in Proceedings of International Conference Celebrating Fra Luca Pacioli (Milano: Ipsoa): 395-409.
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