Pell's equation
EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
Named by Leonhard Euler after the 17th-century mathematician John Pell, whom Euler mistakenly believed to be the first to find a general solution.
Proper nounEdit
- (number theory) The Diophantine equation for a given integer m, to be solved in integers x and y.
Further readingEdit
- Pell's equation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia