Diophantine equations, i.e., equations with integer coefficients for which integer solutions are sought, are among the oldest subjects in mathematics. Early historical occurrences often appeared in the guise of puzzles, and perhaps for that reason, Diophantine equations have been largely neglected in our mathematical schooling. Ironically, though, Diophantine equations play an ever-increasing role in modern applications, not to mention the fact that some Diophantine problems, especially the unsolvable ones, have stimulated an enormous amount of mathematical thinking, advancing the subject of number theory in a way that few other stimuli have.
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