History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Practice final exam
Fill in the blanks
mathematicians were responsible for introducing place
values and the number zero.
The Babylonians used base
was the first to emphasize the importance of proof
Euclid wrote five axioms for
wrote the classic book “
” in 200 BC
A conic section with eccentricity 1.0001 is
Fermat thought the formula
always gave a prime number.
Descartes unified geometry and algebra by inventing
An integral is a
of infinitely many infinitesimals, while a
derivative is a
of two infinitesimals.
Gauss, Lobachevsky, and Bolyai discovered ______.
A set with
elements is called
Frege and Russell tried to base all of mathematics on _______.
G. H. Hardy’s wrote “There is no permanent p