Abstract geometry abstract geometry Abstract Geometry The ancient Egyptians and Babylonians discovered abstract Geometry. They developed these ideas that were used to build pyramids and help with reestablishing land boundaries. While, the Babylonians used abstract geometry for measuring, construction buildings, and surveying. Abstract geometry uses postulates, rules, definitions and propositions before and up to the time of the Euclid. Abstract geometry is deductive reasoning and axiomatic organization. Deductiv

Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace Ada Byron was the daughter of a brief marriage between the Romantic poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabelle Milbanke, who separated from Byron just a month after Ada was born. Four months later, Byron left England forever. Ada never met her father (who died in Greece in 1823) and was raised by her mother, Lady Byron. Her life was one of struggle between emotion and reason, poetics and mathematics, ill health and bursts of energy. Lady Byron wished her daughter to be unlike her poetical f

Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes was born in 287 BC in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily. Archimedes’ father was Phidias. He was an astronomer; this is all we know about his father and we learn this from Archimedes’ work, The Sandreckoner. Archimedes was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Archimedes’ friend, Heracleides, wrote a biography about him, but this work was lost. Some authors report that he visited Egypt and there invented a tool known as Archimedes\' screw. This is a pump, still used today

Bayes Theory Bayes Theory REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE AND RESEARCH I first became interested in Bayes\' Theorem after reading Blind Man\'s Bluff, Sontag (1998). The book made mention how Bayes\' Theorem was used to locate a missing thermonuclear bomb in Spain in 1966. Furthermore, it was again used by the military to locate the missing submarine USS Scorpion (Sontag, pg. 97) that had imploded when it sank several years later. I was intrigued by the nature of the theory and wanted to know more about it. Wh

Brook Taylor Brook Taylor Born: August 18, 1685; Edmonton, Middlesex, England. Died: December 29, 1731; Somerset House, London, England. Brook Taylor was born into a fairly wealthy family on the fringes of nobility. His father, John Taylor, was the son of Nathaniel Taylor – a member of Oliver Cromwell’s Assembly. His mother, Olivia Tempest, was the daughter of Sir John Tempest. Taylor was brought up in a household where his father ruled as a strict disciplinarian, yet he was a man of culture with interests

Carl Gauss Carl Gauss Carl Gauss 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 Friedric

Cayleys Sextic Cayleys Sextic The curve, Cayley’s Sextic can be described by the Cartesian equation: 4(x^2 + y^2 – ax)^3 = 27a^2(x^2 + y^2)^2. It is the involute of a nephroiod curve because of its slight kidney shape and because they are parallel curves. This curve was first discovered by a mathematician by the name of Colin Maclaurin. Maclaurin who was born in February of 1698, became a student at Glasgow University in Scotland during his early teen years. It was here that he discovered his abilities in mat

Egyptian Math Egyptian Math Kevin Mann 4-20-00 Dr Johnston Ancient Egyptian Mathematics The use of organized mathematics in Egypt has been dated back to the third millennium BC. Egyptian mathematics was dominated by arithmetic, with an emphasis on measurement and calculation in geometry. With their vast knowledge of geometry, they were able to correctly calculate the areas of triangles, rectangles, and trapezoids and the volumes of figures such as bricks, cylinders, and pyramids. They were also able to build

Einstein Einstein Albert Einstein By: Josh Walker Biography of: Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is know by almost all-living people. While most of these people do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science and mathematics is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of Relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to di

Eratosthenes Eratosthenes Eratosthenes Eratosthenes was born in Cyrene which is now in Libya in North Africa. His teachers included the scholar Lysanias of Cyrene and the philosopher Ariston of Chios who had studied under Zeno, the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. Eratosthenes also studied under the poet and scholar Callimachus who had also been born in Cyrene. Eratosthenes then spent some years studying in Athens. The library at Alexandria was planned by Ptolemy I Soter and the project came to fr

Fibbonacci Fibbonacci By: Raymond Fonseca 3/16/2002 Math 12 In 1175 AD, one of the greatest European mathematicians was born. His birth name was Leonardo Pisano. Pisano is Italian for the city of Pisa, which is where Leonardo was born. Leonardo wanted to carry his family name so he called himself Fibonacci, which is pronounced fib-on-arch-ee. Guglielmo Bonnacio was Leonardo\'s father. Fibonacci is a nickname, which comes from filius Bonacci, meaning son of Bonacci. However, occasionally Leonardo would use

Fibonacci Numbers Fibonacci Numbers I History of Fibonacci Different Names of Fibonacci Books by Fibonacci The Different Names of Fibonacci In 1175 AD, one of the greatest European mathematicians was born. His birth name was Leonardo Pisano. Pisano is Italian for the city of Pisa, which is where Leonardo was born. Leonardo wanted to carry his family name so he called himself Fibonacci, which is pronounced fib-on-arch-ee. Guglielmo Bonnacio was Leonardo\'s father. Fibonacci is a nickname, which comes from filius

Geometry Geometry Differences in Geometry& Geometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the properties of space. Geometry is classified between two separate branches, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry. Being based off different postulates, theorems, and proofs, Euclidean Geometry deals mostly with two-dimensional figures, while Demonstrative, Analytic, Descriptive, Conic, Spherical, Hyperbolic, are Non-Euclidean, dealing with figures containing more than two-dimensions. The main difference b

Imaginary numbers Imaginary numbers The History of Imaginary Numbers The origin of imaginary numbers dates back to the ancient Greeks. Although, at one time they believed that all numbers were rational numbers. Through the years mathematicians would not accept the fact that equations could have solutions that were less than zero. Those type of numbers are what we refer to today as negative numbers. Unfortunately, because of the lack of knowledge of negative numbers, many equations over the centuries seemed to be

Infinity Infinity The concept of infinity has been evaluated many times throughout history. Only recently, in the nineteenth century, has major progress evolved in the field. The chapter Beyond Infinity answers the questions, what is mathematics and why should I study it? by reviewing several mathematicians theories of infinity. First, the author mentioned Galileo who theorized that a line which measured 3 inches long contained the same amount of points as a line twice its length. The author also

Kepler Kepler Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler is now remembered for discovering the three laws of planetary motion, and writing about them in books that were published in 1609 and 1619. He also did important work in optics, discovered two new regular polyhedra, gave the first mathematical treatment of close packing of equal spheres, gave the first proof of how logarithms worked, and devised a method of finding the volumes of solids of revolution. This can be seen as contributing to the development of

None Provided None Provided Ancient MathematicsMathematics is an essential tool in todays society. Everything we do, in one way or another revolves around some kind of math. Everything from planning out your weekly schedule to cooking dinner involves forms of math. Math is all around us but not many people know how math came to be. In this paper I will discuss the origins of Mathematics in our most ancient societies. I will also show how it evolved from simple arithmetic and counting into the most complex

None Provided1 None Provided1 Abstract Geometry The ancient Egyptians and Babylonians discovered abstract Geometry. They developed these ideas that were used to build pyramids and help with reestablishing land boundaries. While, the Babylonians used abstract geometry for measuring, construction buildings, and surveying. Abstract geometry uses postulates, rules, definitions and propositions before and up to the time of the Euclid. Abstract geometry is deductive reasoning and axiomatic organization. Deductive r

None Provided2 None Provided2 Euclid is one of the most influential and best read mathematician of all time. His prize work, Elements, was the textbook of elementary geometry and logic up to the early twentieth century. For his work in the field, he is known as the father of geometry and is considered one of the great Greek mathematicians. Very little is known about the life of Euclid. Both the dates and places of his birth and death are unknown. It is believed that he was educated at Plato\'s academy in Athe

Promoting Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Promoting Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Promoting critical thinking and problem solving in mathematics education is crucial in the development of successful students. Critical thinking and problem solving go hand in hand. In order for students to learn mathematics through problem solving, they must also learn how to think critically. Critical thinking has not been at the forefront of teaching strategies in schools. Teachers need to see the importance and the need to begin promoting thes

Pythagoras Pythagoras Pythagoras Pythagoras was born around 569 B.C. in Samos, Ionia, and died around 475 B.C. Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher, and mathematician. Pythagoras also developed the Pythagorean brotherhood. This was religious in nature, however it formulated principals that influenced the thoughts of Plato and Aristotle, and contributed to the development of mathematics and Western rational philosophy. Pythagoras not only developed the theorem of A2+B2=C2, but he was also the first to create

Pythagoras and His Contributions to the Math World Pythagoras and His Contributions to the Math World Pythagoras and His Contributions to the Math World Although Pythagoras was not the best known Greek mathematician, he made many contributions to the way we use math today. Pythagoras is credited with inventing the Pythagorean theorem. He also founded the Pythagorean brotherhood. Pythagoras also invented a lot of number patterns. Plato and Aristotle were influenced by Pythagoras\'s way of thinking. Also, he was a Greek religious leader who made

Pythagoras of Samos Pythagoras of Samos Biography of Pythagoras of Samos Pythagoras of Samos, most infamously known for his Pythagorean theorem, lived from 560 B.C. to 480 B.C. as a Greek philosopher and religious leader who was responsible for important developments in the history of astronomy, theory of music, and of course, mathematics. He moved to Croton and founded a religious and philosophical school; unfortunately, because the school practiced both secrecy and communalism and no reliable contemporary record

Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton English mathematician and physicist Birth December 25, 1642 Death March 20, 1727 Place of Birth Woolsthorpe, England Known for Inventing, in part, the branch of mathematics now known as calculus Formulating the three laws of motion, which describe classical mechanics Proposing the theory of universal gravitation, which explains that all bodies are affected by the force called gravity Career 1661 Entered Trinity College, University of Cambridge 1665-1666 Develop

Stifel and Roberval Stifel and Roberval Stifel and Roberval Michael Stifel Michael Stifel was a German mathematician who lived in the late fifteenth century and early to mid-sixteenth century. He was born in 1487, in Esslingen, Germany. The exact date of his birth is unknown. Stifel died on April 19, 1567, in Jena, Germany. His father was Conrad Stifel, a well-respected member of the community. When Michael was young his family did not have much money. Not much is known about Stifel\'s life until the time he atten

Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge Medieval Mathematics Math in Medieval times was evident at Stonehenge. Stonehenge and its purpose remains an mystery even now, more than 4,000 years after it was first constructed. It could have been a temple, an astronomical calendar, or guide to the heavens. Despite the fact that we don\'t know its purpose for certain, Stonehenge acts as a prehistoric timepiece, allowing us to theorize what it would have been like during the Neolithic Period, and who could have built thi

The Golden Ratio The Golden Ratio The Golden Ratio and Our World Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, was born in Pisa, Italy, about 1175 AD. He was known as the greatest mathematician of the middle ages. Completed in 1202, Fibonacci wrote a book titled Liber abaci on how to do arithmetic in the decimal system. Although it was Fibonacci himself that discovered the sequence of numbers, it was French mathematician, Edouard Lucas who gave the actual name of Fibonacci numbers to the series of numbers that

The Life of Johannes Kepler The Life of Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) HIS LIFE Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer and mathematician ho discovered that planetary motion is elliptical. Early in his life, Kepler wanted to prove that the universe obeyed Platonistic mathematical relationships, such as the planetary orbits were circular and at distances from the sun proportional to the Platonic solids (see paragraph below). However, when his friend the astronomer Tycho Brahe died, he gave Kepler his immense c

The Life of Johannnes Kepler The Life of Johannnes Kepler Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) HIS LIFE Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer and mathematician ho discovered that planetary motion is elliptical. Early in his life, Kepler wanted to prove that the universe obeyed Platonistic mathematical relationships, such as the planetary orbits were circular and at distances from the sun proportional to the Platonic solids (see paragraph below). However, when his friend the astronomer Tycho Brahe died, he gave Kepler his immense

William Paul Thurston William Paul Thurston William Paul Thurston is a Mathematician who was born on October 30, 2946 in Washington, D.C. Many say that he revolutionized the study of Topology in 2 and 3 dimensions. Topology is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as ‘(1): a branch of mathematics concerned with those properties of geometric configurations....’ He earned his doctorate in 1972 for a thesis which showed the existence of compact leaves in foliations of 3-dimensional manifolds. The thesis was entitled ‘Foliati

Women in mathematics sexual and cultural diversity women in mathematics sexual and cultural diversity 1. From developing the family tree of the three generations I learned a lot about them. My parents were the source of this information about the three generations. I didnt really know much about them. Based on my gathered information from my parents I think that my information is accurate. The reason why I didnt ask my other relatives is because they live abroad and also because I dont get along with some of my relatives. I was really satisf

Womens Contributions to Mathematics Womens Contributions to Mathematics Abstract Women in the world of mathematics is a subject that people rarely hear about. The only time people do is if it’s a female math teacher. But what many do not know is that women have made extremely important contributions to the world of mathematics. Women have been documented to be involved in mathematics, since as early as the fifth century A.D. Women such as Hypatia, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Sophie Germain, Emmy Noether, Ruth Moufang and Sun-Yung Alice

Admiral Nimitz Admiral Nimitz Chester William Nimitz was born on 24 February 1885, in Fredericksburg, Texas. Chester’s grandfather was a retired sea captain, however Chester, had his sights set on an Army career. While a student in high school, he tried for an appointment to West Point. When there was not one available, he took a competitive examination for Annapolis and was selected and appointed from Texas in 1901. He left high school to enter the Naval Academy, Class of 1905. It was many years later, after

An Examination of Factors Effecting Adolescent Sel An Examination of Factors Effecting Adolescent Selfesteem An Examination of Factors Effecting Adolescent Self-esteem Adolescence is a time in a person’s development when many changes are occurring. Transitions in an adolescent’s development that take place include physical maturation, shifting educational environments, an increased association with peers, and developed cognitive abilities (Barber & Chadwick, 1992). Barber and Chadwick (1992) report that these developments allow the adolescent t

Autism Autism Autism, Multiple Personality Disorder and Socializing “Where could anybody be without organizing their own thoughts”(Slater 1)? Imagine living in a world where one could not communicate with anyone around them on a truly rational level, even though the individual is completely rational. Imagine feeling so frightened by life, that one escapes to an Alternate reality, where they become catatonic, or even take on forms of different personalities to deal with everyday situations. Try not bei

Autism Autism Autism, Multiple Personality Disorder and Socializing “Where could anybody be without organizing their own thoughts”(Slater 1)? Imagine living in a world where one could not communicate with anyone around them on a truly rational level, even though the individual is completely rational. Imagine feeling so frightened by life, that one escapes to an Alternate reality, where they become catatonic, or even take on forms of different personalities to deal with everyday situations. Try not bei

Autism5 autism5 Autism is not a disease, but a developmental disorder of brain function. People with classical autism show three types of symptoms: impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and imagination, and unusual or severely limited activities and interests. Symptoms of autism usually appear during the first three years of childhood and continue throughout life. Although there is no cure, appropriate management may foster relatively normal development and reduc

Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal The Life of Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal was born on June 19,1623 in Clermont Ferrand, France. He has been credited in the field of mathematics for his imaginative and subtle work in geometry and other mathematical branches. His work influenced later generations of theologians and philosophers, helping to make mathematics what it is today. Blaise Pascal is considered part of the foundation of the very heart of math. At age twelve, Blaise mastered Euclid’s Elements, a three-volume w

Breakfast as a Scholastic Tool Breakfast as a Scholastic Tool We have often been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Growing up, however, we have simply brushed that comment aside labeling it as yet another useless and false piece of information we receive throughout the course of our lives. This particular piece, however, may bear more significant than was ever thought before. Researchers now believe that breakfast indeed is the most important meal of the day, resulting in academic and psychosocial im

Theme: CMC Theme: The Count of Monte Cristo is a very powerful book. So powerful in fact, that was controversial when it was first released. The Catholic church in France condemned it because of its powerful message it presented the reader. This theme was one of revenge and vengeance. Monte Cristo had two goals- to reward those who were kind to him and his aging father, and to punish those responsible for his imprisonment and suffering. For the latter, he plans slow and painful punishment. To have spe

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Enrico Fermi Enrico Fermi The 20th century saw many important discoveries which impacted people worldwide. Great discoveries were made in the realm of science and technology which lead to the atomic age. One of the leading pioneers in the area of physics was Enrico Fermi. Without his contributions, the atomic bomb may not have been developed or would have possibly been postponed. Enrico Fermi was born into a family who had enough money to live comfortably. Fermi was born in Rome on the 29th of September,19

Fabulous Fibonacci Fabulous Fibonacci FABULOUS FIBONACCI Opening: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature: One of the most common places to see Fibonacci numbers is in the growth patterns of plants. Growth spirals are characterized by both a circular motion, and elongation. As a branch grows, it produces leaves at regular intervals, but not after each complete circle of its spiral. The reason the leaves are not directly above each other is because all of the leaves would not be able to get the necessary elements. It appears

Fabulous Fibonacci Fabulous Fibonacci FABULOUS FIBONACCI Opening: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature: One of the most common places to see Fibonacci numbers is in the growth patterns of plants. Growth spirals are characterized by both a circular motion, and elongation. As a branch grows, it produces leaves at regular intervals, but not after each complete circle of its spiral. The reason the leaves are not directly above each other is because all of the leaves would not be able to get the necessary elements. It appears

Sir Isaac Newton English mathematician and physici ff Sir Isaac Newton English mathematician and physicist Birth December 25, 1642 Death March 20, 1727 Place of Birth Woolsthorpe, England Known for Inventing, in part, the branch of mathematics now known as calculus Formulating the three laws of motion, which describe classical mechanics Proposing the theory of universal gravitation, which explains that all bodies are affected by the force called gravity Career 1661 Entered Trinity College, University of Cambridge 1665-1666 Developed what he cal

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GALILEO GALILEO 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 his yo

GALILEO GALILEO 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 his yo

Gwgw gwgw Chapter 17 1.) Explain Trumans domestic policy and how did his policy change? Harry Truman wanted to follow in the footsteps of Franklin Delano Roosevelt when Truman took office in 1945. First, Truman attempted reconversion, the social and economic transition from wartime to peacetime. However, he appeared ill-prepared for the presidency. 2.) What was the Taft-Hartley Act? The Taft-Hartley Act was passed in 1947 which allowed the president to declare a eighty day cooling off period when s

HAIL HITLER HAIL HITLER Adolf Hitler ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student