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Chameleon Home
Contents
Introduction
The Fly
Greek Maps
Greek Geometry
Middle Ages
New Geometry
New Words
Conclusion
Timeline
Glossary
Links
People
For Adults
 

Links

One of the major sources for this project was A History of Mathematics, written by Carl B. Boyer and revised by Uta C. Merzbach. Here are some other places to find more information. (For more about how to graph, try Joan's pages or Sam's pages. Ask Dr. Math can also help with math questions.)

Greek Maps
Greek Geometry
Middle Ages
Analytic Geometry, Descartes, and Fermat
Newton, Leibniz, and New Notation


Greek Maps

Index of Cartographic Images illustrating maps from the Ancient Period: 6,200 B.C. to 400 A.D., J. Siebold

    A collection of images of ancient maps and copies or reconstructions of ancient maps.

The history of cartography, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Eratosthenes of Cyrene, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Eratosthenes of Cyrene, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

Hipparchus of Rhodes, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Hipparchus of Rhodes, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

Claudius Ptolemy, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Ptolemy of Alexandria, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

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Greek Geometry

Mathematics, from Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture, a Library of Congress exhibition

    Images of medieval and Renaissance copies of Greek and Roman works of mathematics.

Euclid of Alexandria, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Euclid, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

Apollonius of Perga, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Apollonius of Perga, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

Hypatia of Alexandria, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Hypatia, by Ginny Adair, in the Agnes Scott College Biographies of Women Mathematicians collection

Hypatia, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

Pappus of Alexandria, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Pappus of Alexandria, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki

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Middle Ages

Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Nicole Oresme, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Nicole Oresme, from the Catholic Encylopedia

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Analytic Geometry, Descartes, and Fermat

René Descartes, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

René Descartes, AIMS Education

    Anecdotes about Descartes, including the myth about the fly.

Pierre de Fermat, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Fermat's Last Theorem, an Ask Dr. Math FAQ

    What is the current status of Fermat's Last Theorem? A brief answer, with related links.

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Newton, Leibniz, and New Notation

Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics and Earliest Uses of Various Mathematical Symbols, Jeff Miller

Sir Isaac Newton, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Leibniz, by George MacDonald Ross

    A biography of Leibniz and a discussion of his achievements in mathematics, logic, philosophy, and theology.

Maria Gaëtana Agnesi, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Maria Gaetana Agnesi, by Elif Unlu, in the Agnes Scott College Biographies of Women Mathematicians collection

Gaspard Monge, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

James Joseph Sylvester, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Florence Nightingale, from The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

    Includes a circle-shaped graph that Nightingale used to demonstrate casualties from disease in British army hospitals.

Florence Nightingale, by Cynthia Audain, in the Agnes Scott College Biographies of Women Mathematicians collection

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