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Often, to completely understand the importance of a mathematical theory, it's essential to know about the person who developed it. This category is where all questions about historically significant mathematicians should be asked.


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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
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...
only one book that is titanic
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in peterburg, the monasrty of alexander nevsky
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
...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...
He proved Fermat's Last Theorem. Actually he proved the Taniyama-Shimura-Weil conjecture and this proved the theorem.
  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
he is dead so no question of age   == Answer ==   Archimedes died at about age 75.
Polish mathematician Waclaw Sierpinski was born on March 14th in  1882. Sierpinski is best known for his contributions to number  theory, set theory, theory of functions, and topology.
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.
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1.Differential Machine 2. Analytical Machine In addition to the machines, Babbage also invented otherinteresting devices like: The plans of the analytical machine counted on a part destined tothe impression of results very innovative for the time, being ableto add spaces in white, to alternate...
Rene Descartes made a huge impact on the Age of Enlightenment. He  promoted theories on philosophy, mathematics, and science based on  ideas that he got while dreaming.
when a racer runs a race,he first has to cross half that distance, then half of that distance, and so on. so the racer must first cross 1/2 the distance, then 1/4 the distance, then 1/16 the distance, then 1/32 the distance, and so on. and there is a theory in place that says you cant cross a...
Pascal discovered a primitive form of roulette in the 17th century in his search for a perpetual motion machine
yes he had 5 kids and yes he had a wife.
Descartes created the most popular theory on planetary motion. He  also contributed to the theories and laws of motion as well as the  laws of nature.
He gets bruced by apples easily!
an object is immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. This became known as Archimede's principle. The weight of the displaced fluid can be found mathematically. The fluid displaced has a weight W = mg. The mass can now be expressed in...
He came up with the heliocentric model of our universe. THough galileo was the one who pushed it to be proven, copernicus was the one who realized that the sun was in the middle of the universe and we were orbiting around it compared to the church's ideas of the earth being in the middle of the...
Euclid was known as the father of geometry, so no he was not known  as a mother except in the blurted utterance, "Who was the mutha  that invented geometry."
Copernicus was born on february 19,1473 in the town of turon on the prussian frontier.
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he got married died born again and the he died again that's only 4 i know i can't think of anything else lol
  Archimedes' Screw was one of the earliest kinds of pump, used by the Egyptians to lift water for irrigation of crops.
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yes he did believe in god, have you heard of pascals wager? it states that: žPascal believed that: believing in god is just a gamble. He believed that you either live in this world as if there is a god, or you live in this world as if there is not a god. He also said that there is only one way to...
Rene Descartes was influenced by Aristotelianism, Stoicism as well  as Saint Augustine of Hippo (also known as Saint Austin). Descartes  was also heavily influenced by a vision he experienced on the night  of November 10 to 11, 1619.
Theistic means God, like saying holy God. So yes, he did. If, however, you mean "Did he write about a single God?" then no, he did not. In his time, polytheism was the only religion to Aristotle. There were Gods in everything and monotheism had not yet taken hold in Rome.