Title

Diophantine Geometry, Eulerian Number Theory, and Undergraduates

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Department

Mathematics

Conference Title

American Mathematical Society (AMS) / Mathematical Association of America (MMA) Joint Meeting

Location

San Diego, CA

Conference Dates

January 9-12, 2013

Date of Presentation

1-10-2013

Abstract

This talk will tell the story of how a geometry problem of Diophantus led all the way to a paper of Euler on number theory. Then we will describe how translating this work of Euler led ultimately to an undergraduate project in a History of Mathematics course last spring.

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