Del Ferro, Scipione

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Del Ferro, Scipione


Born 1465 in Bologna; died 1526 near Bologna. Italian mathematician.

Del Ferro became a professor at the University of Bologna in 1496. He discovered a method of solving cubic equations of the form x3 + px = q in terms of radicals.


Struik, D. J. Kratkii ocherk istorii matematiki, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1969. (Translated from German.)
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