為什麼十六世紀的人們對解決立方感興趣?


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那時候(我認為)沒有數字理論或與科學的關係,而我從閱讀書中得到的唯一印像是,他們在比賽中也做到了與其他人相提並論。

那不是數學動機。什麼是數學動機?

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This appears to have arisen out of the interaction of two men, Tartaglia and Cardano. Of the two, Tartaglia was the first to address the problem, but Cardano's solutions probed the matter deeper, covered more cases, and was basically the more "general" method.

It is noteworthy that Cardano's lasting legacy is that one of his students, Ferrari solved the quartic shortly afterward.