MATH 2720W
09/16/15
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Individual Presentation of Ancient Greek
Eratosthenes
Figured the earliest way to find prime number.
Make a list from 2 to any number, like 24.
(2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 24)
Start from two, cross off all
MATH 2720W
09/18/15
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Presentation about Ancient Greek
Doubling the cube
Known as the Delian Problem, geometric problem.
Given the edge of a cube, the problem requires the construction of the edge of
a second cube whose volume is double that of
MATH 2720W
09/22/15
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Writing Process Discussion (Points classmates brought out)
First step: Make an outline to help you think about the structure of your paper
Make the statement clear
Introduction is important. Using an interesting and attract
MATH 2720W
09/25/15
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Discussion of Euclid
Origin of axioms
In the field of logic, Mathematics, axiom is a proposition that is assumed without proof
for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it.
So Euclids work usually come with
MATH 2720W
09/23/15
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Assignment
Final Version of Paper 1. Print out cover letter and paper. Bring them to class on Friday and email
a pdf version to the professor.
Group Discussion
Presentation about Euclid
Euclid is the first person to talk ab
MATH 2720W
10/07/15
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Draft Extension
Draft of Paper is due on Monday October 12th.
Class Discussion
What makes a good draft when writing mathematical history paper?
1) Chronological Order
2) Interesting facts
3) Interactive question for audienc
MATH 2720W
10/05/15
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Discussion about Great Mathematicians after Archimedes
LHospital
LHospitals Rule tells us that if we have an indeterminate form 0/0 or all we
need to do is differentiate the numerator and differentiate the denominator
and