Practice Final - Math 338 History and Philosophy of...

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Math 338: History and Philosophy of Mathematics Practice final exam 1. Fill in the blanks a) The Babylonians used base __ :
b) Egyptian mathematics was based on _ ___, while Greek mathematics was based on proof.
c) Peano wrote five axioms for __
d) Apollonius wrote the classic book “__
e) A conic section with eccentricity 1.0001 is __
f) Descartes unified geometry and algebra by inventing ___
g) An integral is a __
h) The need for unverifiable axioms was pointed out by _
i) A set with א 0
j) Frege and Russell tried to base all of mathematics on _
k) G. H. Hardy’s wrote “There is no permanent place in the world for __

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