November 6, 2011
The History of Algebra
Merriam-Websters online dictionary defines algebra as a generalization of arithmetic in
which letters representing numbers are combined according to the rules of arithmetic. I would
say that this is an accurate defi
November 14, 2011
History of Calculus
Calculus is a branch of mathematics that centers on limits, functions, derivatives,
integrals, and infinite series. Calculus is offered today in American high schools and universities
and is a major part of an up-to-d
November 11, 2011
History of Probability and Statistics
The history of probability and statistics starts in the middle of the 16th century when a
gambler/mathematician named Gerolamo Cardano wrote Liber de Ludo Alea, or Book on Games
of Chance. Although i
October 20, 2011
Prime and Perfect Numbers
Euclid was probably one of the greatest mathematicians in history. He lived in Greece
around 300 B.C. His book, Elements, was used to teach math and geometry in particular for ages.
In Books VII through IX of Euc
History of Math Final
Australia country where still today there exist a people who do not use a developed sense of
number
Babylonians developed base 60 system for their numerals
Pythagoras credited for concept of even and odd numbers
India country where f