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University Of Basel Academy Of Science
2,249 wordsLeonhard Euler's father was Paul Euler. Paul Euler had studied theology at the University of Basel and had attended Jacob Bernoulli's lectures there. In fact Paul Euler and Johann Bernoulli had both lived in Jacob Bernoulli's house while undergraduates at Basel. Paul Euler became a Protestant minister and married Margaret Bruce, the daughter of another Protestant minister. Their son Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, but the family moved to Riehen when he was one year old and it was in Riehen, no...
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Differential Equations Johann Bernoulli
2,228 words... see the general scheme of the works with them, and they developed his ideas, calculating tables, and sometimes compiled examples. For example Euler credits Albrecht, Krafft and Lexell for their help with his 775 page work on the motion of the moon, published in 1772. Fuss helped Euler prepare over 250 articles for publication over a period on about seven years in which he acted as Euler's assistant, including an important work on insurance which was published in 1776. Yushkevich describes th...
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Part Of The Book Fibonacci Sequence
902 wordsLeonardo Pisano was the first great mathematician of medieval Christian Europe. He played an important role in reviving ancient mathematics and made great contributions of his own. After his death in 1240, Leonardo Pisano became known as Leonardo Fibonacci. Leonardo Fibonacci was born in Pisa in about 1180, the son of a member of the government of the Republic of Pisa. When he was 12 years old, his father was made administer of Pisa's trading colony in Algeria. It was in Algeria that he was taug...
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Straight Lines Great Impact
2,004 wordsEuclid's Elements Introduction to the works of Euclid and Euclid's Life Euclid's name is often associated with geometry. Euclid's Elements is one of the most influential and important scientific works in the history of mathematics. This work had served as the fundamental basics for the vast majority of geometrical teachings for the past 20 centuries. Euclid has made great impact on mathematics and set the standard for logical structure for works in the field of geometry. Unfortunately, there is ...
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Euclidean Geometry Number Theory
704 wordsCarl Friedrich Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and scientist who dominated the mathematical community during and after his lifetime. His outstanding work includes the discovery of the method of least squares, the discovery of nonEuclidean geometry, and important contributions to the theory of numbers. Born in Brunswick, Germany, on April 30, 1777, Johann Friedrich Carl Gauss showed early and unmistakable signs of being an extraordinary youth. As a child prodigy, he was sel...
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Euclidean Geometry Great Deal
1,530 wordsCarl Gauss was a man who is known for making a great deal breakthroughs in the wide variety of his work in both mathematics and physics. He is responsible for immeasurable contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy, and optics, as well as many more. The concepts that he himself created have had an immense influence in many areas of the mathematic and scientific world. Carl Gauss was born Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, on the thirtie...
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Number Theory Pierre De
2,128 wordsWhile Descartes was laying the foundations of analytical geometry, the same subject was occupying the attention of another and not less distinguished Frenchman. This was Pierre de Fermat, who was born near Montauban in 1601, and died at Castres on January 12, 1665. Fermat was the son of a leathermerchant, growing up being educated at home. He earned himself a name later in his life by making contacts with some of the most important people in mathematics during that time period. In this paper I ...
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17 Th Century 19 Th Century
2,992 wordsHistory of Math Mathematics, study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes, and properties and of logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced. In the past, mathematics was regarded as the science of quantity, whether of magnitudes, as in geometry, or of numbers, as in arithmetic, or of the generalization of these two fields, as in algebra. Toward the middle of the 19 th century, however, mathematics came to be regarded increasingly as the scien...
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19 Th Century 17 Th Century
4,866 wordsMathematics, study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes, and properties and of logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced. In the past, mathematics was regarded as the science of quantity, whether of magnitudes, as in geometry, or of numbers, as in arithmetic, or of the generalization of these two fields, as in algebra. Toward the middle of the 19 th century, however, mathematics came to be regarded increasingly as the science of relations,...
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Academy Of Science Leonhard Euler
730 wordsLeonhard Euler was one of top mathematicians of the eighteenth century and the greatest mathematician to come out of Switzerland. He made numerous contributions to almost every mathematics field and was the most prolific mathematics writer of all time. It was said, Euler calculated without apparent effort, as men breathe. His peers dubbed him Analysis Incarnate for his incredible ability. Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland, on April 15, 1707. His father, a Calvinist pastor and former ...
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Leonhard Euler Johann Bernoulli
704 wordsEuler Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler Euler made large bounds in modern analytic geometry and trigonometry. He made decisive and formative contributions to geometry, calculus and number theory. Born: 15 April 1707 in Basel, Switzerland Died: 18 Sept 1783 in St Petersburg, Russia Introduction Euler's father wanted his son to follow him into the church and sent him to the University of Basel to prepare for the ministry. However geometry soon became his favourite subject. Euler obtained his fathers c...
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