It was interesting to learn about his life throughout this book. I did not really understand particle spin concept. It was cool to see how much has changed in just twenty five years, I would love to see an update on the ideas presented in this book. Steven Hawking is one of the smartest people to ever live, let alone a physicist. It was a rather inspiring life story too because his parents were educated but not rich, he went to college and despite his disease he developed, he still went on to be an excellent physicist and be internationally recognized as a genius.
Except for his studies at Euclid's school in Alexandria, he spent his entire life in his birthplace. Archimedes proved to be a master at mathematics and spent most of his time contemplating new problems to solve, becoming at times so involved in his work that he forgot to eat. Lacking the blackboards and paper of modern times, he used any available surface, from the dust on the ground to ashes from an extinguished fire, to draw his geometric figures. Never giving up an opportunity to ponder his work, after bathing and anointing himself with olive oil, he would trace figures in the oil on his own skin. Much of Archimedes fame comes from his relationship with Hiero, the king of Syracuse, and Gelon, Hiero's son.
In the Greek times he grew up in, math was considered as a fine art (“Archimedes c.287 B.C.-212 B.C.”). This means it was a respected work of talented people who took joy in it. Decades before the time of Archimedes, mathematicians had to follow theoretical laws that restricted their studies and work. These “laws” were set by Plato, who believed that using tools was improper. In the later Greek years with Archimedes, these rules were disregarded and he was free to use any tools or methods he chose to use (Hasan, 41).
It is interesting that despite the fame he achieved because of his mechanical inventions, he believed that pure mathematics was the more worthwhile pursuit. Plutarch describes his attitude: Archimedes possessed so high a spirit, so profound a soul, and such treasures of scientific knowledge, that though these inventions had now obtained him the renown of more than human sagacity, he yet would not deign to leave behind him any commentary or writing on such subjects; but, repudiating ... ... middle of paper ... ...percomputer. Archimedes died tragically during an invasion of Syracuse at the hands of a soldier who was ordered by his superior to spare him. At the time, Archimedes was intent on working out some problem with a diagram. According to historians, Archimedes played an important role in defending the city.
Johann treated his son’s desire to lea... ... middle of paper ... ...I Bernoulli, son of Johann III, studied law and mathematics. With his true interests in mathematics, Jacob III worked with geometry and mathematical physics. The Bernoulli family had eight significant and important mathematicians, starting with Jacob Bernoulli, born in 1654. Though there was a great deal of hatred and jealousy between the Bernuollis, they made many remarkable contributions in mathematics and science and helped progress mathematics to become what it is today.
He was extremely talented at everything he created, and some of the ideas he drew in his notebook would be used hundreds of years later. Today, he is known mostly for his masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper but many people do not know how much those paintings influenced the creativity and inspiration to step outside of his boundaries in his skill of engineering. Although Leonardo Da Vinci was a poor child, born into what seemed was a normal family he grew to have many achievements throughout and after his life, but he never truly had a significant impact on world history. Works Cited Bellis, Mary. "Inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci."
Once people found out about Fibonacci being a ge... ... middle of paper ... ...ibonacci. It was a decree made by the Republic of Pisa in which a salary is awarded to: The serious and learned Master Leonardo Bigollo. When Fibonacci passed away (1250 A.D.) he was buried in his hometown Pisa. The most successful people are the ones that stay true to themselves even though they have what it takes to accomplish more. When Fibonacci worked on numbers, he was doing what he truly loved not knowing that he would be remembered as a great mathematician.
Besides, Museum was founded by Euclid, a well-known mathematician, thus, it was not an easy task to get into this school. This evident shows that Archimedes’ desire for getting more knowledge. Before that he never attend for any school, all mathematics knowledge that he knew was his own research. However, he had the strong basic on mathematics before he studied in Museum because he loved mathematic so much. This was the point that made him to be successful in his life.
Belonging to a Greek family, he was always encouraged to get an education. It is said by many that Archimedes developed his love for math and science from his father, Phidias. Phidias was an astronomer, but there is not much known about him. Archimedes became so interested in solving problems that it became one of his hobbies. During this time, there was no such thing as paper or anything to draw on.
Crepeau (2006), states that “he was born in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287BC” (p.2). A person’s parents also have a major effect on the type of person they will turn out to be when they are an adult. According to Crepeau (2006), “Archimedes was the son of an astronomer named Phidias” (p.2). Astronomer’s deal with a lot of math and science, so it only seems natural that Archimedes would have a lot of interest in these topics as well. According to Crepeau (2006) “Archimedes was a famous Mathematician.