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Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
MMT Isaac Newton I INTRODUCTION Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), mathematician and physicist, one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. Born at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, where he attended school, he entered Cambridge University in 1661; he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1667, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. He remained at the university, lecturing in most years, until 1696. Of these Cambridge years, in which Newton was at the height of his
Postmodernism
Postmodernism
Postmodernism A Critical Analysis of Three Worldviews and Their Implications on Curriculum Abstract This paper discusses three worldviews: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Faith. It explores several different aspects of these world views such as their epistemologies and philosophies. Then it discusses how these foundations impact curriculum. Finally it attempts to make an analysis of which worldview is truly curriculum wisdom. A Critical Analysis of Three Worldviews and Their Implications on Curr
Carol Causs
Carol Causs
Carol Causs 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
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss Gauss, Carl Friedrich (1777-1855). The German scientist and mathematician Gauss is frequently he was called the founder of modern mathematics. His work is astronomy and physics is nearly as significant as that in mathematics. Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Brunswick (now it is Western Germany). Many biographists think that he got his good health from his father. Gauss said about himself that, he could count before he can talk. When Gauss was 7 years
Hypatia
Hypatia
Hypatia Hypatia of Alexandria was born in 370 A.D. (although some discrepancies show that she may have actually been born around 355 A.D.). What little is known of her life has come from letters and correspondences, since all of her work had been burned shortly after her death. Her father was Theon, a well-known mathematician and philosopher. It is argued that he may be one of the most educated men to come out of Alexandria. he raised Hypatia in an environment of culture and learning. He wanted
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father\'s name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother\'s name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown.Ferdinand\'s brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to care
Humanism in renaissance
Humanism in renaissance
humanism in renaissance Of all the practices of Renaissance Europe, nothing is used to distinguish the Renaissance from the Middle Ages more than humanism as both a program and a philosophy. Textbooks will tell you that the humanists of the Renaissance rediscovered the Latin and Greek classics (hence the rebirth or renaissance of the classical world), that humanist philosophy stressed the dignity of humanity, and that humanists shifted intellectual emphasis off of theology and logic to specifica
Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle Aristotle (384 BC -322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, logician, and scientist. Along with his teacher Plato (author of The Republic), Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory. Aristotle\'s\' writing reflects his time, background, and beliefs. Aristotle was born in Stagira, Macedonia. His father, Nichomacus, was the personal physician to the King of Macedonia, Amyntas. At the age of seve
Black holes
Black holes
Black holes black hole, in astronomy, celestial object of such extremely intense gravity that it attracts everything near it and in some instances prevents everything, including light, from escaping. The term was first used in reference to a star in the last phases of gravitational collapse (the final stage in the life history of certain stars; see stellar evolution), by the American physicist John A. Wheeler. Gravitational collapse begins when a star has depleted its steady sources of nuclear e
Descartes
Descartes
Descartes Rene Descartes was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the philosophy. Born in 1596, he lived to become a great mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. In fact, he became one of the central intellectual figures of the sixteen hundreds. He is believed by some to be the father of modern philosophy, although he was hampered by living in a time when other prominent scientists, such as Galileo, were persecuted for their discoveries and beliefs. Although this probably h
Accountants and Auditors
Accountants and Auditors
mr Accountants and Auditors There are 4 types of accountants: Public Accountants, Managerial Accountants, Internal Auditors, and Government Accountants. Public Accountants work for public accounting companies, Managerial Accountants keep track of company\'s accounts, Internal Auditors check the accuracy of company\'s accounts and look for evidence of theft, and Government Accountants and Auditors keep track of the government\'s accounts and auditing. Accountants and Auditors manage taxes, accoun
The School of Athens
The School of Athens
The School of Athens Biography of Raphael While we may term other works paintings, those of Raphael are living things; the flesh palpitates, the breath comes and goes, every organ lives, life pulsates everywhere. -- Vasari Raphael was born Raffaello Santi or Raffaello Sanzio in Urbino on April 6, 1483, and received his early training in art from his father, the painter Giovanni Santi. In 1499 he went to Perugia, in Umbria, and became a student and assistant of the painter Perugino. Raphael imi
The Lives Of Confucius And Guatama Siddhartha
The Lives Of Confucius And Guatama Siddhartha
The Lives Of Confucius And Guatama Siddhartha The Lives of Confucius and Guatama Siddhartha Dariush Nazem World Civilization 121 September 19, 1996 Professor: Helju Bennett Section Teacher: Sara Abosch The Life Of Confucius Throughout the time span that man has lived on earth, there have been many religions in existence. Two very important and influencing religions that have been around for over two thousand years are Confucianism and Buddhism. The founders of these two religions, Confucius and
Astronomy
Astronomy
astronomy Stars, comets, planets, they are all visible when you look up past our atmosphere. What if I told you that there were objects up there that you could not see, but had more gravity than an object 500 time larger than our sun. Objects, that are capable of swallowing whole planets within a split second of time. An object that would steal light right out of thin-air. These objects are more powerful than anything man made. Black holes are the most popular unknown object in science. A black
Space & Time
Space & Time
Space & Time My name is Nineveh named after our great capital of Assyria. We re located on the Tigris River the farthest north of all the cities. This Great city was first settled around 6000 B.C.E we are one of the oldest cities in this area. Our King Ashurbanipal has just finished his great palace. Within his new palace walls there\'s a grand library, this is where I spend my days. Reading of or past while living our present. Assyria is known for its military our great warriors are feared worl
Enochian Scripture
Enochian Scripture
Enochian Scripture Enochian Scripture Should Enochian Scripture and the Necronomicon be considered as a true religion, or just another offshoot of Satanism, cult? The Necronomicon is closest documented translation of the original Enochian scripture, the Necronomicon Manuscript. The Necronomicon was first translated in Damascus in 730 A.D. by Abdul Alhazred. The Necronomicon, is not, as popularly believed, a grimoire, or sorceror\'s spell-book; it was conceived as a history, and so a book of thin
Three Ancient Civilizations Of Latin America
Three Ancient Civilizations Of Latin America
Three Ancient Civilizations Of Latin America Essay: Discuss three civilizations of the ancient world. Civilizations began to show their face around the area now known as Egypt and some parts of Europe around the Mediterranean. These were said to be some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations of their time. These civilizations were known as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer and the Babylonians. The oldest and certainly one of the most advanced was ancient Egypt. The people of ancient Egypt we
Stars
Stars
Stars Stars Magnitudes The magnitude scale was invented by an ancient Greek astronomer named Hipparchus in about 150 BC He ranked the stars he could see in terms of their brightness, with 1 representing the brightest down to 6 representing the faintest. Modern astronomy has extended this system to stars brighter than Hipparchus\' 1st magnitude stars and ones much, much fainter than 6. As it turns out, the eye senses brightness logarithmically, so each increase in 5 magnitudes corresponds to a de
The Great Pyramid Of Giza Was Not Constructed As A
The Great Pyramid Of Giza Was Not Constructed As A
The Great Pyramid Of Giza Was Not Constructed As A Burial Chamber. The pyramids of Ancient Egypt are as fascinating and intriguing, as they are breathtaking. Egyptologists and historians have long debated the question of who built the pyramids, and for what reason. There are many different and often conflicting theories in regard to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. When turning back the pages of history, it is discovered that a number of theories have been developed to explain the
Hermes
Hermes
Hermes Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia. He is Zeus\'s messenger. He is the fastest of the gods. He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand. He is the god of thieves and god of commerce. He is the guide for the dead to go to the underworld. He invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy, weights and measures, boxing, gymnastics, and the care of olive trees. Maia gave birth to Hermes in a cave in Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. Some say that Acacus, son of the Arca
Astrology
Astrology
Astrology The basic astrological assumptions are not hard to grasp. For if astronomy is the study of the movements of the heavenly bodies, then astrology is the study of the effects of those movements. The astronomers of the ancient world assumed a division of the universe whereby the superior, immutable bodies of the celestial worlds ruled over the terrestrial or sublunary sphere, where all was mortality and change. It was assumed that the stars had special qualities and influences which were t
Poetry Throughout the Ages
Poetry Throughout the Ages
Poetry Throughout the Ages This anthology is a published collection of poetry throughout the five major periods including- the Pre Elizabethan period, Elizabethan Period, Metaphysical Period, Romantic Period and the Victorian Period. The Pre Elizabethan Period was first in Old English and then in Middle English. Old English was used after the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th and 6th centuries. The invaders from Germany who settled in England were called the Angles, the Saxon, and the Jutes. T
Rene Descartes - Existence of God
Rene Descartes - Existence of God
Rene Descartes - Existence of God Rene Descartes\' third meditation from his book Meditations on First Philosophy, examines Descartes\' arguments for the existence of God. The purpose of this essay will be to explore Descartes\' reasoning and proofs of God\'s existence. In the third meditation, Descartes states two arguments attempting to prove God\'s existence, the Trademark argument and the traditional Cosmological argument. Although his arguments are strong and relatively truthful, they do no
Astronomy
Astronomy
Astronomy Astronomy is not just about the stars. Astronomy is about the constellations, the nine planets, the sun and the moons. The solar system is very complex and has many extraordinary objects. There are four different types of stars: Protostars, Bright Stars, Red Giants, and White Dwarfs. Protostars are stars that are on the verge of being born. They are glowing clouds of dust and gas. Gravity pulls on every atom moving them towards the center of the cloud of dust, which causes the Protosta
Archimedes
Archimedes
archimedes Archimedes Archimedes lived during 287? - 212 B.C. The nationality of Archimedes is Greek in which he was born in Syracuse, Sicily. (World 605). Archimedes attended a school in Alexandria, Egypt. He was trained by such greats as Conon and Eratosthenes. (Math 22) The area of work that Archimedes was knows for is his work in Geometry and astronomy because his father was an astronomer. Archimedes is also known for Hydrostatics, static mechanics, pycnometry and he is called the father of
Pythagorous
Pythagorous
pythagorous Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet we know little about his achievements. There is nothing that is truly accurate pertaining to Pythagoras\'s writings. Today Pythagoras is certainly a mysterious figure. Little is known of Pythagoras\'s childhood. Pythagoras\'s father was Mnesarchus, and his mother was Pythais. Mnesarchus was a merchant who came from Tyre. Pythais was a nativ
Evolution v. creation
Evolution v. creation
evolution v. creation Evolution Should the stork theory appear in books on reproduction? How about astrological lore in expositions on astronomy? It would be unreasonable to even consider those ridiculous concepts. This is why the idea of creation should not be considered as the answer to how life began. Rather, the theory of evolution accounts for the creation of life. Charles Darwin is credited with creating the theory of evolution. Evolution assumes that all natural forms arose from their anc
A Brief Overview Of Psychedelics
A Brief Overview Of Psychedelics
A Brief Overview Of Psychedelics Introduction: Throughout human history people have sought experiences that somehow transcend every day life. Some sort of wisdom that might progress their knowledge of self and of the world that they live in. For some reason they believed that the tangible world just could not be all there is to life. Some believed in a greater force that controlled them, some believed of invisible beings that influenced their lives, some of an actual other world that paralleled
Roman Mythology
Roman Mythology
Roman Mythology Roman Mythology The ancient Greek and ancient Roman religion was the belief in gods. They had similar beliefs, but also vast differences. They came from each other and gave their people a form of morality. It was composed of many meaningful gods and goddesses that all played a part in the everyday life of the average Roman and Greek person of that time. They believed in something called polytheism. It is the belief of many gods; each given a personality, function, relationship to
Meditations - Descartes
Meditations - Descartes
Meditations - Descartes [All page references and quotations from the Meditations are taken from the 1995 Everyman edition] In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of \'Pure Enquiry\' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. By subjecting everything to doubt Descartes hoped to discover whatever was immune to it. In order to best understand how and why Descartes builds his epistemological system up from his foundations in the way t
Ultraviolet Light
Ultraviolet Light
Ultraviolet Light UV rays have a wavelength just shorter than visible light. Ultraviolet light is the cause of sun burn and skin cancer and is dangerous for humans. Most UV light is filtered out by the Ozone layer, what does get through is mostly UV-A, a variety less dangerous to us. Although ultraviolet light can be dangerous it also has some very useful applications. Fluorescent lamps produce UV rays which are then converted into visible light by a phosphorescent coating on the outside of the
Islamic Golden Age
Islamic Golden Age
Islamic Golden Age Islamic Golden Age The Islamic Golden Age, from 750 A.D. to 1500 A.D., was one of the greatest times of achievement of all human history. During this time, Muslims made major advancements in science, architecture, medicine, mathematics, philosophy, art, and literature. As Europe fell into its darkest ages, some of the greatest human achievements were materializing in Asia. Many of the accomplishments during this era have had a major influence on our lives today. Several concep
Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named H
History Of Physics
History Of Physics
History Of Physics Early Physics Physics began when man first started to study his surroundings. Early applications of physics include the invention of the wheel and of primitive weapons. The people who built Stone Henge had a knowledge of physical mechanics in order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thales of Miletus (636BC. - 546BC.) Thales
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was born at Pisa on the 18th of February in 1564. His father, Vincenzo Galilei, belonged to a noble family and had gained some distinction as a musician and a mathematician. At an early age, Galileo manifested his ability to learn both mathematical and mechanical types of things, but his parents, wishing to turn him aside from studies which promised no substantial return, steered him toward some sort of medical profession. But this had no effect on Galileo. During
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley, one of America’s most profound writers, has contributed greatly to American literature, not only as a writer, but as an African American woman, who has influenced many African Americans by enriching their knowledge of and exposure to their Negro heritage and Negro literature. As one of America’s most renown writers, Wheatley, said to be the mother of African American Literature, is best known for her sympathetic portrayals of African American thought. Wheatley’
Characterization of the Physician
Characterization of the Physician
Characterization of the Physician Direct Characterization:Doctor of physics He was very into astronomy. He kept his patient from being depressed by horoscope and magic. He could sense the fortune that\'ll arrive in his sick patients dwelling. He was a very good physician. He knew the cause of every sickness. His patient pays him in gold. He read a lot of medical books written by the famous physicians such as Esculapius, Deiscorides, Hippocrates and Hali\' etc. He was careful about his diet; neve
Archimedes
Archimedes
Archimedes Few certain details remain about the life of antiquity’s greatest mathematician, Archimedes. We know he was born in 287 B.C.E. around Syracuse from a report about 1400 years after the fact. Archimedes tells about his father, Pheidias, in his book The Sandreckoner. Pheidias was an astronomer, who was famous for being the author of a treatise on the diameters of the sun and the moon. Historians speculate that Pheidias’ profession explains why Archimedes chose his career. Some scholars h
Celtic Lifestyle
Celtic Lifestyle
Celtic Lifestyle During the period when the Celts existed, which is approximately 800 BC - 400 AD, they were just a little tribe compared to other large civilizations such as the Romans and Greeks. They still managed to conquer many regions and prove victorious in most of their battles. Who were these Celts that survived numerous struggles? Where did they originate? What kind of social structure did they have? What kinds of beliefs did they have? What sort of weapons and armor did they use in ba
Ancient Babylonia
Ancient Babylonia
Ancient Babylonia When studying Ancient Babylonia it is notably important to look at these factors: daily life, religion, people, society, government and economy so we can determine the development of the civilization and how it is similar to the way we live today. The Babylonian Empire is unique because their government was run by a law known as the Code of Hammurabi similarly are government is run by numerous laws. Their knowledge of science and astrology is intriguing due to the fact that the
Copernicus
Copernicus
Copernicus Copernicus has been named one of the most influential people this millennia by Time Magazine; in part for his movements in though during the scientific revolution; creating a basis for modern astronomy and challenging the Church (of the 15th century) to lead the way to a reform in thinking. He did so by disproving (mathematically) a theory of the heavens that had existed for almost 14 centuries, established by a man named Charles Ptolemy in 250 AD. Copernicus revolutionized astronomy
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei Galileo was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. In the mid 1570’s, he and his family moved to Florence and he started his formal education in a local monastery. He was sent to the University of Pisa in 1581. While there, he studied medicine and the philosophy of Aristotle until 1585. During these years at the university, he realized that he never really had any interest in medicine but that he had a talent for math
Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle Aristotle (384 BC -322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, logician, and scientist. Along with his teacher Plato (author of The Republic), Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory. Aristotle’s’ writing reflects his time, background, and beliefs. Aristotle was born in Stagira, Macedonia. His father, Nichomacus, was the personal physician to the King of Macedonia, Amyntas. At the age of sevent
Dr. Stephen Hawking; Man of Mystery
Dr. Stephen Hawking; Man of Mystery
Dr. Stephen Hawking; Man of Mystery Dr. Stephen Hawking has been considered to be more brilliant then Einstein. Dr. Hawking was born on January 8 1942 in Oxford, England on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. Is this a coincidence? After his studies at St. Albans School, he attended University College, Oxford. He wanted to study Mathematics, but because it was unavailable at Oxford, he concentrated on Physics and earned a degree in Natural Science three years later. Stephen went on to Camb
The Great Pyramid of Giza was not constructed as a
The Great Pyramid of Giza was not constructed as a
The Great Pyramid of Giza was not constructed as a burial chamber. The pyramids of Ancient Egypt are as fascinating and intriguing, as they are breathtaking. Egyptologists and historians have long debated the question of who built the pyramids, and for what reason. There are many different and often conflicting theories in regard to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. When turning back the pages of history, it is discovered that a number of theories have been developed to explain the
Three Ancient Civilizations of Latin America
Three Ancient Civilizations of Latin America
Three Ancient Civilizations of Latin America Essay: Discuss three civilizations of the ancient world. Civilizations began to show their face around the area now known as Egypt and some parts of Europe around the Mediterranean. These were said to be some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations of their time. These civilizations were known as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer and the Babylonians. The oldest and certainly one of the most advanced was ancient Egypt. The people of ancient Egypt we
The Benefits and Curses of Technology
The Benefits and Curses of Technology
The Benefits and Curses of Technology “Many facts concur to show that we must look far deeper for our salvation than to steam, photographs, balloons or astronomy. These tools have some questionable properties. They are regents. Machinery is aggressive. The weaver becomes a web, the machinist a machine.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Throughout the course of human history, men and women have taken steps to make life easier. Going back to the allegorical curse placed upon man in the Genesis scriptures, tha
Galileo
Galileo
Galileo In this project I will be explaining about Galileo’s life & what he contributed to our world. If you never actually knew exactly who was Galileo, then you should really read this project. In brief he was a great person who lived during the renaissance, and was a great follower of Copernicus. He was mostly an astronomer. Have you ever wondered when looking from a telescope, knowing that it was invented during the renaissance, who invented such a great thing at that time, think about it, w
Roman Women and Their Mythology
Roman Women and Their Mythology
Roman Women and Their Mythology Throughout the ages myths, legends and fairytales have been used to teach people basic moral and educational lessons. For example, mothers and fathers use the childhood story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to teach their children that stealing and snooping is wrong. In the end, Goldilocks was either eaten or she ran away, depending on your bloodthirsty nature. By using this comparison between myths and reality the Romans were able to “control” their women, an
Edward Norton – Sinuous Talent, Unyielding Determi
Edward Norton – Sinuous Talent, Unyielding Determi
Edward Norton – Sinuous Talent, Unyielding Determination The son of a Carter Administration, federal prosecutor and an English teacher, as well as the grandson of famed developer James Rouse, Edward Norton was born in Boston on August 18, 1969. He was raised in the planned community of Columbia, Maryland, and from an early age was known as an extremely bright and somewhat serious person. His interest in acting began at the age of five when his baby sitter, Betsy True (who went on to become an ac