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.


Cantor, M. Vorlesungen über Geschichte der Mathematik, 2nd ed., vol. 2. Leipzig, 1913.
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For example, in the few pages on Francesco di Marco Datini and Luca Pacioli we find:
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.
And so accountants have named Luca Pacioli the 'father of accounting'--and any story of double entry must pay him special attention.
20) El trabajo de Bernard Colasse (2005) tambien presenta las contribuciones de autores al pensamiento contable, incluyendo aquellos que hicieron sus aportes antes del siglo XIX como Luca Pacioli, Jacques Savary y Mathieu de La Porte.
Plato attributed the classical elements to a set of remarkably symmetrical polyhedra; Luca Pacioli authored a book entitled The Divine Proportion, one of many attributions of holiness to a geometric relationship.
El porque el arte y la ciencia conviven data para efectos de apreciacion del autor desde que Luca Pacioli y Leonardo de Vinci, se conocieron en Milan.
Luca Pacioli, in my office, and I tell my students that we still do the basic things he talked about more than 500 years ago.
The next synthesis of mathematics, architecture, and lettering appeared in an encyclopedic text written by the Franciscan monk Luca Pacioli in 1498, De diving proportione.
She deftly compares the Newberry Alphabet to those of Feliciano, Moyllus, and Fra Luca Pacioli.
Rajat enlightened me that when Luca Pacioli wrote his book in 1494 on math and geometry, it contained only 26 pages of double-entry accounting.
He studied geometric principles, from Pythagoras, Plato, and Euclid to Piero della Francesca, Luca Pacioli, and da Vinci.