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  • Carl Gauss Was A Man Who Is Known For Making A Great Deal Breakthroughs In The Wide Variety Of His Work In Both Mathematics A - 1,499 words
    Carl Gauss was a man who is known for making a great deal breakthroughs in the wide variety of his work in both mathematics and physics. He is responsible for immeasurable contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy, and optics, as well as many more. The concepts that he himself created have had an immense influence in many areas of the mathematic and scientific world. Carl Gauss was born Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, on the thirtieth of April, 1777, in Brunswick, Duchy of Brunswick (now Germany). Gauss was born into an impoverished family, raised as the only son of a bricklayer. Despite the hard living conditions, Gauss's brill ...
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  • Archimedes - 894 words
    Archimedes Archimedes is considered one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time along with Newton and Gauss. In his own time, he was known as the wise one, the master and the great geometer and his works and inventions brought him fame that lasts to this very day. He was one of the last great Greek mathematicians. Born in 287 B.C., in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily, Archimedes was the son of Phidias, an astronomer. Except for his studies at Euclid's school in Alexandria, he spent his entire life in his birthplace. Archimedes proved to be a master at mathematics and spent most of his time contemplating new problems to solve, becoming at times so involved in his work that ...
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  • August Ferdinand Mobius - 712 words
    August Ferdinand Mobius August Ferdinand Mbius was born on November 17, 1790 in Schulpforta, Germany. (Then called Saxony.) He was the only child of Johann Heinrich Mobius, a dancing teacher. She was related to the famous Martin Luther, the man responsible for writing the document known as the 96 Thesis. Mbius himself was home schooled until he was thirteen. Showing an avid interest in mathematics, he went to college in Schulpforta, Germany in 1803. When Mbius graduated from college in 1809 he became a student at the university of Leipzig. Here he started to study law against the will of his family. However, halfway through his first year he realized that law did not fit his interests. He th ...
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  • Chronological Order - 310 words
    Chronological Order -399 pythagoreans discover irrational numbers -240 Eratosthenes determines circumference of earth -230 Archimedes determines fromulas for the area of a secton of a parabola formulas for the area of a section of a parabola -200 Appollonius studies conic sections -200 Euclid writes Elements -100 Hipparchus develops the trig tables 825 Al-Khowarizmi uses Zero 1525 Rudolff introduces the radical sign 1535 Tartaglia solves cubic equations 1545 Square roots of negative numbers 1557 Recorde introduces the equals sign 1565 Goldbach states famous conjecture 1614 Napier invents logarithms 1614 Briggs uses base 10 logarithms 1621 Harriot introduces the inequality signs 1630 Oughtred ...
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  • Electromagnetism - 594 words
    Electromagnetism Electromagnetism exists everywhere. When people drive, walk, or even go to the beach. However, due to the extreme complexity of the topic, electromagnetism has proven to be a subject studied by those who are crafty and willing enough to explore the domain. The ideas of electricity start from simple objects such as springs, coils and magnets that simply created a current for some sort of affect to either start or light some object. Now these theories have expanded to a point where our everyday lives are affected by it. When people start their cars for example, a magnet turned by a flywheel generates current through coils to help ignite the cars electrical system. In short, el ...
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  • History Of Math - 2,338 words
    ... arly 19th century. The 16th century also saw the beginnings of modern algebraic symbolism (Mathematical Symbols), as well as the remarkable work on the solution of equations by the French mathematician Franois Vite. His writings influenced many mathematicians of the following century, including Pierre de Fermat in France and Isaac Newton in England. Mathematics Since the 16th Century Europeans dominated in the development of mathematics after the Renaissance. 17th Century During the 17th century, the greatest advances were made in mathematics since the time of Archimedes and Apollonius. The century opened with the discovery of logarithms by the Scottish mathematician John Napier, whose c ...
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  • Philosophy: Mathematical Notion Of Infinity - 896 words
    Philosophy: Mathematical Notion Of Infinity The mathematical notion of infinity can be conceptualized in many different ways. First, as counting by hundreds for the rest of our lives, an endless quantity. It can also be thought of as digging a whole in hell for eternity, negative infinity. The concept I will explore, however, is infinitely smaller quantities, through radioactive decay Infinity is by definition an indefinitely large quantity. It is hard to grasp the magnitude of such an idea. When we examine infinity further by setting up one-to-one correspondences between sets we see a few peculiarities. There are as many natural numbers as even numbers. We also see there are as many natural ...
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