arithmetic
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Re: cube root of a given number
Posted:
Jul 21, 2007 5:40 PM


On 16 jul, 01:13, Gottfried Helms <he...@unikassel.de> wrote: > Am 15.07.2007 05:30 schrieb arithmeticae: > > > If you really like to analyze the most simple highorder rootsolving > > algorithms then you should take a look at: > > >http://mipagina.cantv.net/arithmetic/rmdef.htm > > > It is striking to realize that these new extremely simple artihmetical > > algorithms do not appear in any text on numbers since Babylonian times > > up to now. > > Yes, I'd second that. It surprises me, that this method is > not more widely discussed. It is at least an amazing > approach in his simpliness and in its line of proceeding, > even if it should not be efficient. > > Hope, it will make its way into some books, at least as > an annotation, or in journals/books which are dedicated > to recreational and surprising mathematics. > > Gottfried > >  > > Gottfried Helms, Kassel
You certainly know what you are talking about because it is clear that you have read so much about the whole history of mathematics, and that make all this issue so easy for you.
I know that the reason for some people to make fierce oposition against these methods and try to cause confusion, is mainly due to the fact that my critics on the whole rootsolving story really hurt many math historians. I'm so sorry for that, but I will continue by doing so. The crude Truth is that it is striking to realize that such simple and trivial methods do not appear in any book on numbers since Babylonian times up to now, and this really hurts.
Be sure that some mathhistorians really wished to prevent people from reading my webpages, and that is the main reason you will not see these methods in any Journal on the History of Mathematics, and be sure, that I have no intentions of sending any single bit of these methods to any of them
Many thanks for all you clever comments on this matter.
Be sure that these methods will find their way all through Young minds, there is no way that some mathematicians could ever prevent people from knowing about all this, I have no doubts about that.
Be sure, that in a nondistant future every single young student will be enjoying this new math, and it is for sure that many of them will create many new wonderful things based on the Rational Mean.
Warmest regards, Respectfully,
Domingo Gomez Morin Civil Engineer Structural Engineer
Caracas Venezuela

