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Rene Descartes Analytic Geometry
765 wordsRene' Descartes was born in La Haye, Touraine (a former province of France) March 31, 1596. He spent all of his childhood in France. His father was a minor nobleman and councillor of the Parliament of Brittany, his title was noblesse de la robe. Descartes mother was not as predominate as her husband but she was quite wealthy. The nationality of both his parents is French. His religion was Roman Catholic. In 1606 at the age of eight Descartes enrolled in the Jesuit college of La Flesh in Anjou, t...
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Analytic Geometry F X
355 wordsDescartes, Ren Ren Descartes was born on March 31, 1596 and died on February 11, 1650. Ren Descartes was a man of many things. He was a French mathematician, philosopher and scientist. He made contributions to the theory of equations and his rule of signs, but the most distinguished contribution that Descartes made to the world of mathematics was analytic geometry. Descartes contributed the La G om trie to analytic geometry in 1637. This was fated to become one of the most significant books in t...
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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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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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