Influential Mathematicians in HistoryDate: 9/12/96 at 10:9:51 From: Bette Benda Subject: Really Cool Famous Individual My son has been assigned a project on a famous individual and his/her influence on math, e.g. Michelangelo. My son wonders if there is any one really cool person that you could suggest. He loves using the Internet resources for his projects. Thank you for your time, Sincerely Bette and Michael Date: 9/12/96 at 10:31:48 From: Doctor Steve Subject: Re: Really Cool Famous Individual Hello Bette and Michael, The ideas that come to my mind at first are: Euler (wide-ranging, important contributions): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Euler.html Fermat (famous for a problem long unsolved): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Fermat.html Galois (had a made-for-tv life): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Galois.html http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Life_of_Evariste_Galois.html#1 Gauss (wide-ranging, important contributions): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Gauss.html Pascal (invented first digital calculator, known for his work in probability, geometry, and other sciences): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Pascal.html Poincaré (exciting mathematics linked to physics): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Poincare.html and then there are the golden oldies: Euclid (famous work on geometry): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Euclid.html Archimedes (also famous for work with the circle and curves as well as with mechanics): http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Archimedes.html -Doctor Steve, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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