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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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Algebra
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What Greek mathematician is credited with creating the theorem of the sum of the squares of the lengths of the sides of a right triangle is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse?

The Tin Man

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Who discovered the matrix?

The first use of matrices to solve equation was back in 300 BC in a Chinese book called Nine Chapters of Mathematical Art by Chiu Chang Suan Shu.

They did not use the name matrix. The use of that word came much later and is credited to James Sylvester in 1850.

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What is Ludovico Ferrari's contribution to math?

He is known for quartic equations.

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Where was Thales Miletus born?

Miletus, Asia Minor

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Religion & Spirituality
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René Descartes

Why did René Descartes believe in god?

One of his reasons for believing in god is that he knows (or thinks) that God is perfect. Since perfection includes existence, he therefore assumes that God must exist.

Answer:

Descartes made a series of increasingly unsupportable suppositions to back up his beleief in God:

1. I exist (A supportable statement for an individual - Cogito ergo sum)

2. I have in my mind the notion of a perfect being (The idea that anyone can develop an idea of a perfect being is not provable. The Aztec may have thoght their bloodthirsty gods perfect as well)

3. An imperfect being, like myself, cannot think up the notion of a perfect being (There is no proof although it is believable that humans are not perfect and it is debatable if the idea he has of a perfect being is indeed perfect)

4. Therefore the notion of a perfect being must have originated from the perfect being himself (This is a flight of fancy)

5. A perfect being would not be perfect if it did not exist (Buddhists, for example see perfection in the loss of being)

6. Therefore a perfect being must exist (This does not follow from any of the above statements)

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Poetry
Mathematicians

What is the summary of River by AK ramanujan?

A K Ramanujan says about the river Vaikai in this poem.It floods once in a year.Then the poets will sing of it.The old as well as new poets followed this way.But the river dries also.None will see that.Here he criticizes those poets who don't see the problems of drought as well as flood.

Madurai is a famous city in south India. It is well known for temples and poets everywhere. The poets have composed songs and poems in praise of the city. He says that the river had enough water to attract the poets only once in a year when it flooded during the monsoons. In the summers the river "Vaikai" dried to nearly a trickle. The base of the river was then visible with straws and women's hair blocking the rusted water gates. The wet stones looked like resting crocodiles and the dry ones liked shaven buffaloes resting lazily in the sun.

The poet was there once when the river was flooded. He noticed that people discussed about the inches rising water and the beauty of the floods, and he also noticed that the other poets also wrote about what the older poets stated, but no one wrote about the destruction caused by the floods which took away 3 village houses with it, a pregnant women expecting twins in her womb.

The poem is not so much about as about the attitude of people who favor sensationalism over humanism. The poet uses irony to express the callousness of old and new poets who romanticize the floods and ignore the human aspect of loss and suffering caused by the floods.

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Who are the great mathematician and their formula?

There are many great mathematicians who have formulas named after them.

I'll start with Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783), and Euler's Formula:

  • eix = cos(x) + i sin(x), where x is expressed in radians, and i is the imaginary unit i=sqrt(-1)

Gabriel Cramer, and Cramer's rule (not really a formula though). It is a method for solving systems of linear equations by expressing the equations as a matrix of coefficients, then taking determinants.

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What did eudoxus study other than astrnomy?

He also studied mathmatics

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How many times does 9 go in to 47?

it goes in there 5r3

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Who was Dr Srinivasa Ramanujan?

Dr. Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions.

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How do you create a calculator on pascal?

:= is pascal for assignment

so :

n:= 1+2 ;

n is 3

pascal dont like mixed modes

x:= 1.0 + 2.0 ;

x is 3.0

; semicolon is very necessary it separates statements

procedure calc;

var x,y,z :real;

begin

x:= 1.0 ; y:= 2.0 ; z := x+y ; writeln(z);

end;

end.

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International Cuisine
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What is the origin of Cannelloni?

Cannoli originate in the Palermo area of Italy.

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Isaac Newton
Mathematicians

What made Sir isaac Newton Famous in Math?

He discovered gravity when an apple fell on his big forehead. He discovered that the same force acts between the Sun and the planets to make them move in stable elliptical orbits. To do that he had to invent the laws of motion and also the differential calculus. Quite a feat that no-one else had managed, even after 1500 years of thinking (he died while thinking) about how the planets moved around.

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History of the United States
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Who is a famous hispanic female mathematician?

Irene Fonseca

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Is at the Minnesota zoo do spider monkeys typically weigh more than owl monkeys a statistical question?

Yes, it is.

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Algebra
Mathematicians

Who was the first person to invent algebra?

Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi is who invented algebra,and also algebra has a Arabic root which means something like [breaking a thing and then assembling it correctly again] ,

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What is the 864 round to the nearest hundred?

it is 900. by huwetah

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Where did abu bakr al hassar study?

St edwards college

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Who is a famous problem solver?

Albert Einstein

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Mathematical Analysis
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Who are the mathematicians on variation?

Assuming you mean "the calculus of variations," all the big names were involved in its development; Bernoulli, Euler, Lagrange, Legendre, Cauchy, Clebsch, Weierstrass, Hilbert, and Lebesgue to name a few.

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When did Srinivasa Ramanujan die?

Srinivasa Ramanujan died on April 26, 1920 at the age of 32.

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What is the motto of leonhard euler?

Always do your best and never give up

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Why is Charles Babbage considered the father of computers?

Father of Computers

Babbage invented a 'counting machine' called The Difference Engine. This thing was spectacular. In those days it took a lot of people to count thing...taxes, bankers, areas of finance and markets...all about counting large amounts. Charles Babbage created his Difference Engine and it actually worked. He could put a couple of number in it and it would do any of various mathematical equations and serve him up the answer. It was a mass of cogs and wheels. A London museum constructed an original, working model from Babbage's blueprints.

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Here is more input from others:

  • John Vincent Atanasoff (ataˈnasÉ”f) (October 4, 1903 - June 15, 1995) was the inventor of the modern computer. See "Atanasoff, Forgotten Father of the Computer" (1988) by Clark R. Mollenhoff.
  • Charles Babbage never gave up. In 1833 he created another machine.
  • Charles Babbage considered the father of Computers because he invented Difference Engine and then Analytical Engine, which can store the information on Punched Cards during 1800's ( Year ). Storing of Information on Punched Cards is done by Charles Babbage on those days, this is the reason - why he is so called as "Father of Computers". His sons like Wilkes called Babbage as "Grandfather of Computing".

To see a photograph of the museum's Difference Engine, check the resources under Related Links, below.

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Isaac Newton
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What did Isaac newton discover about universe?

He discovered gravitational force and established the three Universal Laws of Motion.

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Is 0.99 bigger than .009?

Yes

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