A man named Archimedes was bathing in his bathtub when he discovered the principle of buoyancy. He was so excited he had finally discovered it that he ran through the streets shouting, “Eureka!” Archimedes is one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time, next to Isaac Newton and Carl Gauss. He was born in 287 BC and died in 212 BC, living about 75 years. During his lifetime, Archimedes made many contributions toward modern mathematics. All of his mathematical discoveries were so important that we still talk about him today. Archimedes is believed to have been born in Syracuse, Sicily. He was the son of an astronomer named Phidias. Archimedes’ education came from a place called Alexandria, Egypt. During his time, it was known as the intellectual center of the world. Archimedes studied at a school there that was founded by a Greek Mathematician named Euclid. Archimedes studied with the followers of Euclid because he was dead before Archimedes studied in Alexandria. Archimedes used most of Euclid’s notebooks to improve his ideas. Archimedes took Euclid’s ideas further than any other person before his time. After many years in Alexandria, Archimedes went back to his hometown where he devoted his life to the world of math. After returning from Egypt, Archimedes made many new mathematical discoveries. His discoveries included area under a curve and the volume of a sphere. Archimedes discovered these by using integral calculus. Archimedes is believed to have invented…
performed significantly worse on math achievement measures than girls who did not and boys overall.
Germain taught herself mathematics by using books from her father's library. In the book Women in Mathematics, Lynn Osen says that Germain "spent the years of the Reign of Terror studying differential calculus" while confined to her home. During a lifetime of research in mathematics, she made important contributions to the areas of number theory and mathematical physics, including being one of the first…
to “stand out” yet having a more in depth knowledge about computers as a whole. < (This sentence needs to be reworded) Having the proper foundation is very important.
The requirements to earn Bachelors from the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics include Science, Math, and Computer Programming courses. These classes provide the basis for success in any related career path you travel.(Start going into detail on what the courses offer and how they relate to me personally)…
Early one morning in the halls of a typical mathematics department, Katie, a graduate student in the field of higher category theory, walks into her final exam for grad algebra 1. She had enough sleep the previous night, and feels confident about her abilities. The first question is a routine application of Nakayama’s lemma, and the next an exercise in computing a group. After half an hour of deftly dealing out solutions, she comes to the last item:
Explain the importance of module theory in ring…
Guangyuan Xu, Justin Chan
Prof. Karl Sandeman
The purpose of this lab was to verify Archimedes’ principle. This was done by applying his principle in the determination of densities and specific gravities of solids and liquids.
1. We measured…
those days if you were a mathematician and wanted your work to be read by others, you sent it to the Library of Alexandria. Meanwhile, many mathematicians includes Euclid, Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Heron were active or have their master piece in Library of Alexandria. It is them who build the foundation of contemporary mathematic.
Euclid was the most distinguished mathematicians. When Ptolemy I, he was a teacher in school of Alexandria. Library of Alexandria includes…
Archimedes of Syracuse was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, including siege engines and the screw pump that bears his name. Modern experiments have tested claims that Archimedes…
Mr. Matthew BarcusBasic Mathematics
June 6, 2006
Intergrading 21st Century with Mathematics
The opportunity to study mathematics 150 years ago was unequal. All students studied arithmetic but Mathematics was only taught to a few “college bound elite” (decd.sa.gov.au). Women and minorities were excluded, which pushed children in one direction or another from the earliest of grades. The first school in Britain in 1837 was one classroom built to hold 300 boys, girls were taught…
Math 110: An Introduction to the
Mathematics of Voting
What’s The Problem?
1: Math 110: An Introduction to the Mathematics of Voting
The Plurality Method
The simplest and perhaps most common (?) method of deciding an election between
candidates is the familiar plurality method.
DEFINITION 1.1 (Plurality Method). In the plurality method, each voter selects one
candidate on the ballot. The winner is the candidate with the most votes. Note that
Hypothesis: Is Archimedes one of the greatest minds of classical antiquity?
Archimedes, born 287 BC in Syracuse, Sicily, is widely regarded as a historic genius, but why is that? Archimedes did work in various fields of mathematics and science which truly excelled the ideas and minds of those around him, not only did Archimedes excel in the theoretical field of work but he was also renowned for his inventions and breakthroughs with mechanical devices. Archimedes has gone down…
The History of Mathematics
“Mathematics”, in definition, is the study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes and properties, and also of the logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced.
It has been in use nearly since the dawn of man, with evidence of counting beginning around 50,000 B.C.E. Mathematics has since become fundamental to various studies such as science, engineering and philosophy.
The Discovery & Cultivation…