He also studied logic and metaphysics, receiving instruction from some of the best teachers of his day, but in all areas he continued his studies on his own.” (University of St. Andrews). Avicenna even cured the Sultan of a disease, which gained him access to the Loyal Library of the Samanids, which skyrocketed his intelligence and introduced him to many new subjects. At the age of 21 Avicenna began writing books such as on ethics, al-Birr wa al-Ithm (Good Work and Evil) and comprehensiveness, Majmu, (Compendium) which he never made copies of. His life immediately changed when his father died near 1000 A.D. and so in order to make money of hi... ... middle of paper ... ...were revolutionary and still hold true today. His impact on society today goes from his celebrity status in Iran to the Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicines and Sciences in Aligarh, India, Avicenna School in Karachi, Pakistan, moon crater, and a plant genius called Avicennia.
There, Pascal became the principal disciple of Girard Desargues, a professor working there because he was the only one who appreciated his work in geometry. Pascal began work on conics and published several papers to do with geometry. In fact, in June 1639, Pascal has already made a significant discovery with his “mystical hexagram”. In 1641, he began to suffer from problems of health that delayed his research for a year, but he recovered and continued his work. In 1642, Pascal began to create a machine that would be similar to an everyday calculator to help his father with his accounting job.
His father, Simon Jacobi, was a banker and his older brother, Moritz von Jacobi, was an engineer and later a physicist. As you can tell, part of his family was involved in mathematics before he even started. He was mostly taught by his uncle Lehman and by the age of 12 he went to the Potsdam Gymnasium where he was schooled. Although he was very young, after almost half of a year, Jacobi was promoted to the senior class because of his knowledge and learning abilities. He received high awards for his knowledge and perseverance in Latin, Greek, and history yet he excelled at mathematics.
The other two philosophers were Thales and his pupil Anaximander, who both lived on Miletus. Pythagoras visited Thales when he was between 18 and 20 years old. By this time Thales was an old man, and probably didn’t teach him a great deal. Yet, he advised Pythagoras to travel to Egypt, and learn more in the field of mathematics and astronomy. Thales's pupil, Anaximander, lectured in Miletus, and Pythagoras attended.
His propensity for higher learning was so great that he studied with Johann Bernoulli, who was Jakob’s brother, as a young boy. His time with Johann urged his sense of mathematic discovery. Euler attended University of Basel where he earned his Master’s degree while he was still a teenager. While at the school he barely learned any mathematics because the school was basically a poor school. 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 father was a gardener and a merchant's assistant. At a young age, Gauss taught himself how to read and count, and it is said that he spotted a mistake in his father's calculations when he was only three. Throughout the rest of his early schooling, he stood out remarkably from the rest of the students, and his teachers persuaded his father to train him for a profession rather than learn trade. His skills were noticed while he was in high school, and at age 14 he was sent to the Duke of Brunswick to demonstrate. The Duke was so impressed by this boy, that he offered him a grant that lasted from then until the Duke's death in 1806.
From a very young age he had interests in mathematics and analytical geometry. Descartes’s contributions to modern day society were affected by his young adulthood, soon he created mathematical and scientific ideas, and lastly philosophical ideas. DesCartes soon enrolled in the Dutch military for a short period of time yet he did not refrain himself from educating himself in even these busy times. He still studied mathematics and science whenever he got the chance to do so. He soon left the Dutch army and enlisted in a catholic army led by Duke Maximilian of Bavaria on behalf of the Holy Roman Emperor.
Although, during his school years he had several influential teachers in his logic and mathematics classes. Soon after he declared he didn’t want to learn from anything except from himself or “the great book of the world” which he had written in Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences. After obtaining his degree, men back in those days, had to either join the church or the army. Rene joined the army and saw a few battles as a nobleman. While in the army there were geometrical problems given to the world which at that time was like trying to divide pi by itself over 1 or something to that effect.
His family would gift items such as his telescopes and compasses. His uncle would also, on occasional, teach him in algebra. The one man, however, who inspired him the most was Albert A. Michelson, a former navy student who refined the definition of the speed of light (Bowman 1). Later, he will be known the person whose work inspired Einstein (Bowman 1). In addition to his type of home-schooling, Einstein also went to a public school.
His cell held many meetings for the likes of Gassendi, Roberval, Carcavi, Auzout, Mydorge, Mylon, Desargues and others. By the time he was 15 Blaise admired the work of Desargues greatly. At 16 Pascal presented a single piece of paper at a Mersenne's meeting in June 1639. It held many of his geometry theorems, including his mystic hexagon. In December 1639 he and his family left Paris and moved to Rouen where his father Etienne was appointed tax collector for Upper Normandy.