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PLATO AND MATHEMATICS 2Plato and Mathematics IntroductionMathematics is one of the most significant and mostly applied subjects in life. Little is known regarding history of Mathematics and how it advanced over time with new concepts, formulas and ideas added. Plato, a Greek Mathematician and physician is one of the people that made a great contribution to Mathematics to become what it is now (Plato, 2003). Plato lived between 427 – 347 BC. He believed that all objects in the entire universe are divided into two main classes which are; material and immaterial objects. This paper seeks to provide a detailed discussion of Plato’s contribution to Mathematics and a personal response based on his contributions. Plato’s Contribution to MathematicsAncillary to Plato’s discussions of theology as referenced in the Metaphysics vi 1, xi 7, implies that a correlation exists in mathematics. Further comparison illustrates the presence of a mathematical super-science that is covering all permanent magnitudes, is constant and of discretequantities that include number, then people must suppose that Mathematicians of Greece are conceived from a mathematical subject that is general as algebra’s precursor Descarte’s universalmathematics learning and the logic of mathematics. Research by Plato as illustrated in the Posterior Analyticspoint out that while it was proven theorem by mathematicians for example a: b= c: d=> a: c= b: dreferred to as alternado which occurs discretely for number, planes, lines as well as solids. Currently, a universal single universal proof exists for all. Therefore, with the help of Plato and his analytical concepts did a great deal in helping the universal proof of what concepts really imply. I totally agree with Plato regarding the above mathematicians’ proven theorem.
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PLATO AND MATHEMATICS 3Plato’s universal proof discovery relates with the theorem of Eudoxus. For Plato, this becomes problematic as a science entails a kind or genus, but it also appears that a kind is not existent and does not comprise of number and magnitude. Earlier intellectuals have come up with a proposition suggesting that a science of quantity which Plato referred to as “posology” which is a universal science in contained in the entire category of quantity as its key subject.On personal grounds, I must say that he was more reticent, as he attempted to provide descriptive proofs with regards to numbers, lines etc. Plato came up with super-mathematics, but the concept was not view as his main subject (Plato, 2003). Consequently, Plato mathematical work gave emphasis on science as a common field with theorems that depend on the use of correlations to solve different kinds of mathematical problems.
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