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Math History

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Far more interesting than one might first expect, the history of mathematics is filled with bitter rivalries, political machinations, and incredible innovations by some of the most amazing minds in history. Post all questions concerning individual mathematicians, the development of mathematical theories, and the sociological impact that resulted into this category.


JosephAdhémar. PaulÉmile Appell. François Arago. LouisFrançois Antoine Arbogast. Jean-Robert Argand. Léon-François-Antoine Aurifeuille. LéonAutonne.
He showed us about gravity, giving a huge boost to the scienceof astronomy. . ++++ . He also invented (or discovered?) the profoundly important fieldof Calculus - though others argue the credit belongs to the Germanmathematician Leibnitz. Generally now though, both men arecredited, as they...
They're actually many but I'll just mention 5 for each  nationalities.    1. BRITISH MATHEMATICIANS   * John Adair   * John Craig   * James Gregory (or James Gregorie)   * William Jones   * Thomas Rudd    2. ENGLISH MATHEMATICIANS   * Thomas Allen   * Robert Anderson ...
He didn't invent, but rather used the word, "al-jabr," which means "restoration" in Arabic, to describe his method of defining an unknown quantity as a variable and then manipulating it within an equation to arrive at its value. In other words, "al-jabr" means to perform an algebraic process, hence...
Evariste Galois worked on quadratics when he was a teenager. He was  able to establish the means to solve quadratics using radicals and  laid the ground work for what became Galois theory. Unfortunately,  he died when he was only 20 years old during a duel.
Maria Agnesi died in January 9.1799 by a heart attack at a zoo
Aristotle had two wives his first was Pythias, who died. Then he married Herpyllis who together they had a child named Nichomachus.
Mathematician Rudolph Swetchefriz . {Added} The symbol is not "for" pi but is pi - one ofthe letters of the Greek alphabet.
his death was unspecified
Ferdinand von Lindemann, along with his colleague Karl Weierstrass
the chinese and it is for counting. it is the original calculator
Al-jabr - the Arabic phrase we Anglicise to Algebra. He didn'tinvent the word itself, but the use of it.
Yes. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a mathematician, physicist,  inventor, and philosopher. He was one of the earliest to study  binomial coefficients and the laws of probability. He created the  earliest hand-powered calculating machines. Pascal's Law (pressure  distribution) is a result of his...
Thales(known for geometry theorems), Pythagoras(known for  Pythagorean theorem), Leonardo Pisano Bigollo(known for fibonacci),  and there are alot more.
Nikolaus Kopernikus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer  who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather  than the Earth at the center of the universe.The publication of  this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the  Revolutions of the Celestial...
2.5 feet equates to 0.762 meter.
only one book that is titanic
"1.3 Milion" means One million three hundred thousand (1,300,000).
acre, aids, aims, airs, amid, amie, amir, arch, aide, ache, acid, arcs, ares, arid, arms, acme, aces, aced
in peterburg, the monasrty of alexander nevsky
post meridiem. Post is for after. meridiem means noon.Both are derived from the latin words post, meaning "after" and meri-(middle) diem (day), noon.
z divided by 3
Rene Descartes was important even dubbed "the father of modern philosophy", but it was Jaque Chirac who coined the term.
Hippocrates based his medical practice on observations and on thestudy of the human body. He held the belief that illness had aphysical and a rational explanation and his more than 70 booksdescribed in a scientific manner, many diseases and their treatmentafter detailed observation.
The math factor pairs of 18 are (1,18) , (2,9) , (3,6) .
His health is not very good, as Descartes has been dead forhundreds of years.
Obviously. Otherwise she wouldn't have become one of the greatest math geniuses ever.
Edinburgh, Scotland
rene descartes grew up in lattaye,france.
He was a German mathematician and scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy and optics. (Wikipedia) . For the source and more detailed information concerning your...
Functions basically establish relationships between expressions.Many common Algebraic functions are expressed as functions of x: f(x) = x2 + 4 Which could also be written as y = x2 + 4 However, this just scratches the tip of the universe. Not only domathematical functions vary in complexity and...
Hippocrates was born around 460 BC in Cos, an island in Greece.According to Sonarus of Ephesus, Hippocrates was the son ofHeraclides, who was a physician and his mother Praxitela was thedaughter of Tizane. Sonarus writes that Hippocrates acquiredknowledge of medicine from his grandfather and father...
After octillion, well, if you're counting, octillion one.Or in the order of numbers, nontillion which has 30 zeroes.
In general, the Laplace operator in n dimensions is ∇2 = (∂/∂x1)2 + (∂/∂x2)2 + ... + (∂/∂xn)2, and the eigenfunctions are the solutions f(x1, x2, ..., xn) of the partial differential equation: ∇2f = -λf, where the eigenvalues -λ are to be determined. Often, the set of solutions...
René Descartes believed that every human us a "noble savage" when in the state of nature.
No didn't have one because he was to buisy workin on the street lights and he was realy that interested in writting secerts in addition he didn't have any realy
Primarily he was an artist. However, his work does depend a lot on mathematics.
ninety three billion
Perhaps it is either Joseph Fourier or Pierre-Simon Laplace.
Archimedes was considered one of the best arithmeticians ever to  have lived. He perfected a method of integration which allowed him  to find areas, volumes, surface areas, and centers of mass of many  geometrical objects.
Divisible pool is a term used to refer to federal taxes that are  divided. These taxes are divided between the federal government and  individual provinces.
Vilhelm Bjerknes   Kurschak   Einstein   Sierpinski   Chisini   Albert Einstein was born March 14th 1879
Because Pythagoras was unknown until he became famous for his findings of mathematics. He was determined to find out more.. and he started to get more ideas for his findings of more mathematical problems and findings answers for those problems.
Aristotle married the niece of another of Plato's students - Hermias the king of Assos. His wife, Pythias, died ten years later.
He was born in about 287bc in Syracuse in Sicily.He died in 212bc or 211bc.He is regarded as one of the best mathematicians of all time.He was known to make outlandish claims and was regarded by some as a fool. He then staged a demonstration where he pulled a trireme up on shore all by himself ...
13.12 ft Direct Conversion Formula 4 m*1 ft 0.3048 m=13.12335958 ft
There is no known mathematical symbol for zero in the ancient Egyptian number system.
he lived in pisa, itally.
He was killed by a scared messanger when he was trying to find out the equation to the circumference of circles. There was an army invading and a messenger was sent to tell Aristotle. Aristotle said"DON'T DISTURB MY CIRCLES!!!!!" and the scared messenger murdered him.
René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer.
Nicolaus Copernicus died on May 24, 1543 at the age of 70.
Any prime number (greater than 3) to the 4th power has 5 factors, like 625 and 2401.
quadrilateral? I don't Understand how this is a math history question.....XD
...Yes to an extent, but when we look at the definition of Deists they believe in a form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation . It's debatable of course , but really in context to Leibniz's postulations on "monads" , you'd be more...
Pythagorus discovered the triangular theorem but he didn't invent it because theBabylons knew about it hundreds of years before him....so he just found about it laterin which ways improved it a bit!
The circle was invented by the mathematician William Jones. He  called the symbol for the constant ratio as 'pi,' which is the  circumference of a circle divided by its diameter.
  Richard Swinburne, a professor of philosophy at Oxford University, invoked probability theory to support the belief that Jesus was resurrected from the dead. For his formula to work, he had to assume that the gospel accounts of the crucifixion were genuine and accurately reported. If...
one of pythagoras teachers names was Homer. Homer was a greek  writer
A proposition is a logically sound assertion that makes a connection/s between concepts. Propositions cannot be tested for validity; a hypothesis is a logical assertion, that can, but has not yet been tested. Propositions are the framework upon which hypothesis are made. Propositions also, because...
he is dead so no question of age   == Answer ==   Archimedes died at about age 75.
The base ten number system is very old and was almost certainly developed in a number of different places. The reason for this is that many people learn to count on their fingers, particularly in cultures that do not discourage the practice, and most people have ten fingers. There is at least on...
22 feet is equal to about 6.71 meters. It is also equal to exactly  264 inches and about 671 centimeters.
== speed of baseball ==   == In MLB, the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate is 60 1/2 feet. A baseball traveling at 100 mph is covering 146.7 feet every second. That means it takes under 1/2 of a second (0.412 seconds to be exact) for a 100 mph fastball to travel from the pitcher to...
Around the age of eleven, he entered the Jesuit College Royal Henry-Le-Grand at La Fleche.
Blaise Pascal was born on June 19, 1623.
in fraudenburg, poland
Charles Babbage invented the concept of a programmable computer. He also created the difference machine, which was a mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.