Pythagoras, a man who is immortalized through his genius in the field of mathematics, or more specifically and more widely known the Pythagoras Theorem. A revolutionary theorem, which he created alone, which allows one to uncover the length of the missing side of a triangle by utilizing the other two sides. However, this theorem was not the only thing that Pythagoras was remembered for. In fact he is remembered for his philosophies, childhood, secret life and society, and influential adventures.
golden age of Greece was an age of thinking, of knowledge, and of the arts. Some of the greatest minds of any time projected their ideas upon the masses. They were called philosophers. These were men whose minds developed some of the most abstract and revolutionary ideas of the time. Some of them were put to death for their ideas and their beliefs and became martyrs for their cause. During this age, three philosophers in particular stood out from the rest. Socrates Socrates was the first of the three
instinct and listen to his intuition, "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." Don’t fear your original thoughts, trust them and live accordingly. Great men and artists appeal to us because of their creative nature, "In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts." If we don’t live according to our nature we are not men. Be bold and brave about your convictions, "And we are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny; and not pinched into
ideas so that everyone might arrive at a personalized understanding of the world and the universe. These themes of non-conformity, individuality and personal interpretation of universal existence permeated Emerson’s work. Through his writings, Emerson was propelled to the forefront of the political scene of his day. The early
sculptures in the High Renaissance era. A deep sense of piety, Greek and Roman philosophy, and secularism, can be found in nearly all Renaissance paintings and sculptures, and the school of thought in Renaissance society that regarded the artist as genius contributed to all of these items. Historically, religion is the defining factor of nearly all paintings in modern and medieval European history. The Last Supper by Leonardo, The School of Athens by Raphael, Michelangelo's huge sculpture of the ancient
Women were not encouraged to pursue a career in mathematics. Historically, women were seen working around the home, cleaning the house, taking care of the children, and cooking the food. Even if they did pursue a career in mathematics, their research was sometimes viewed as questionable. I will defend the fact that, "Women have the same capabilities of achieving in mathematics than men do." However, you probably have heard of more male mathematicians than female mathematicians because historically,
Euclid of ‘Alexandria’ was born around 330 B.C, in Alexandria. Alexandria was once, the largest city in the Western World and was also central to the great, flourishing, Papyrus industry. Certain Arabian authors assume that Euclid was born to a wealthy family to ‘Naucrates’. Of Euclid’s life nothing is known except what the Greek philosopher Proclus (c. ad 410–485) reports in his “summary” of famous Greek mathematicians. According to him, Euclid taught at Alexandria in the time of Ptolemy I Soter
lengths, areas, and of volumes” (“Calculus”). Calculus is broken up into two par... ... middle of paper ... ...y. Works Cited “Mathematicians.” Career Discovery Encyclopedia. 5. Chicago: 2000. Pickover, Clifford A. The Math Book: from Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2009. 446,452,510. Print. Fawcett, Harold, and Kenneth Cummins. The Teaching of Mathematics From Counting to Calculus. Columbus: C. E. Merrill Publishing
heart with pure conviction. Because of my desire to remain true to myself, I closely identify with Emerson in “Self-Reliance”: “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, - that is genius.” Emerson’s views of soc...
from this time was Ahmes of papyrus. Ahmes was the author of the Egyptian scribe “The Rhind papyrus”; it is one of the oldest mathematical documents in existence. The Greek Period (600B.C. – 499 A.D.) took mathematics far beyond the realm of counting and measuring time. The Greeks brought a variety of great minds to life, including Thales of Miletus, Archimedes, Apollonius, Euclid, and Democritus. They began using logic to explore new mathematical concepts. Pythagoras of Samos was one of the foremost