The Greatest Mathematicians

The Greatest Mathematicians

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  • The Greatest Mathematicians & Their Contributions
  • By: Amy Student
  • 1. Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777-1855
  • His discoveries and writings influenced and left a lasting mark in the areas of number theory, astronomy, geodesy, and physics, particularly the study of electromagnetism.
  • 2. Archimedes cira 287-212 B.C.
  • As a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity.
  • Credited with the discovery of gravity and calculus!
  • 3. Newton 1643-1727
  • •He is commonly credited with the Pythagorean Theorem within trigonometry, which aids us today in engineering and manufacturing.
  • 4. Pythagoras 570 to 495 BC
  • 5. Hypatia (ca. 350 or 370 – 415 or 416)
  • She was the daughter of Theon, the last known member of the famed library of Alexandria, and followed his footsteps in the study of math and astronomy.
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