He solved problems because he loved math. Some theorems that we credit to being solved by someone else were really discovered earlier by Gauss. He did not publish everything because he did not have time to finish it all. That is why I hold Gauss higher than some of the other creators we read about. He was a decent man who worked for the love of math.
The fact that to this day, about 400 years later, we still use the exact same methods Stevin invented is very fascinating. I begin to wonder where not only mathematics, but society in general would be today if Stevin had not made decimals popular. Decimals benefited not only mathematicians, but people of all classifications. Engineers especially benefited from the use of decimals because they were finally able to do precise calculations. This contributed to many amazing inventions and discoveries.
What if I told you that there was no such thing as graphs? Although they are often put on the shelf, we use graphs in everyday life. Whether it is to manage a budget, enjoy a sporting event at the next level, or find things that lack equality; life is made easier with the help of graphs. Because they are so important, I think the man who invented them, William Playfair, is the best mathematical philosopher to ever step foot on Earth. Playfair changed the world by creating three main types of graphs/charts, and writing many influential mathematical articles, pamphlets, and books.
Everyday life required long hours of hard manual labor and no luxuries of electricity or plumbing. They were segregated from the populous city, and contact was limited because of lack of roads and technology. Although the 1930s were a tough time for most, farmers had it rough because not only could they not make a profit, they lacked technology, and were isolated and secluded from the rest of the country.
Some of the public were confused, others happy and excited for the more efficient way to solve the equations, and some were hesitant. Most people during the sixteenth century were not used to thinking in terms of exponents, and astronomers were comfortable and already knew how to use arithmetic. John got a lot of praise and acclaim for not only being the inventor of logarithm, but for Napier Bones, his writing, and many more. Napier’s life did not change drastically as some other inventors or mathematicians did. John was already privileged growing up, the creation of logarithm was an ongoing project from many, and after John men continued to perfect the formulas.
The most common use is to represent itself as nothing. The seco... ... middle of paper ... ...h. After new concepts and more ideas are compiled and proved, calculus is born. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are all just merely the beginning to something bigger, something greater, and Brahmagupta can say he played a part in inventing calculus. Brahmagupta was a major contributor to mathematics. He has theorems and formulas that bear his name, and many mathematicians are amazed at what he accomplished in his lifetime.
He was always interested in mathematics and in science. When John reached the age of twelve he opened a school of his own. This was a problem with the Daltons because he was often threatened and beat up. Around 1790 he finished an eleven volume classified botanical collection. He became a well known person in the community for his amazing achievements in academics.
On top of this his family was very poor. He was introduced to astronomy early and developed a love for it. He had observed a few astronomical events at an early age, which surely contributed to his love for it. He naturally understood mathematics very well starting at a young age and impressed many people with his mathematical abilities. For example, “he often impressed travelers at his grandfather's inn with his phenomenal mathematical faculty” (Johannes kepler: Early Years, n.d.).
Benjamin Franklin was a multi-faceted man, due to his achievements that were unexpected of him, his advances through many areas of his life and his faith that many adapted. Born into a large family of ten children, Franklin was not expected to be the leading man he was. His father was a soap maker, and his family thought Franklin would be a part of the clergy. (Ben Franklin The Electric Franklin 1) Franklin’s expectations make his successes so much more impactful because of his ability to be a leader from a young age and represent America as a powerful nation. Through the printing press Franklin was able to support himself for the rest of his life, which lead him to tackle his curiosities through discovering and inventing.
Due to his own mathematic curiosity and Johann’s private lessons, at the under-ripened age of 16, Euler became a college graduate with a Master’s degree. His curiosity in mathematics allowed Euler to study the works of other brilliant ... ... middle of paper ... ... all their squares, cubes, and fourth, fifth, and sixth powers. An impressive feat for anyone, but his abilities did not stop there. He was also able to do mental calculations up to at least fifty places of accuracy. He also completely memorized Virgil’s Aeneid in Latin.