History of mathematics
The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical method...
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The Evolution of Data Storage - Take a look at 14 devices in the history of data storage.
Everybody stores data. We often take the devices that store our data for granted, as they have become so inexpensive and efficient. But we’ve come a long way from the early days of computing. Take a l...
How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference
In the mid-20th century we began launching satellites into space that would help us determine the exact circumference of the Earth: 40,030 km. But over 2000 ...
'Aristotle's Tomb' Discovered By Archaeologist
A Greek archaeologist believes he may have discovered Aristotle’s tomb. Konstantinos Sismanidis excavated the birthplace of the ancient philosopher in northern Greece in the 1990s, and now thinks that...
The Millionaire Machine
Cliff is back with an amazing device - The Millionaire Calculator
The Biggest Mystery In Mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki And The Impenetrable Proof
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right. Sometime on the morning of 30 August 201...
'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash Dies In Crash
John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police. Nash, 86,...
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi
For any circle you can imagine, if you divide the distance around the circle by the distance across it, you will get pi, or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628...
Pi Day Hits a Milestone That Comes Only Once a Century: 3/14/15
Pi Day was dreamed up 27 years ago to celebrate 3.14 on 3/14, but this year the geek dial is being turned up to 15 — as in 3/14/15. And this'll be the only year until 2115 that you can turn the dial u...
In the beginning was the code: Juergen Schmidhuber at TEDxUHasselt
The universe seems incredibly complex. But could its rules be dead simple? Juergen Schmidhuber's fascinating story will convince you that this universe and your own life are just by-products of a very...
15 Uncanny Examples of the Golden Ratio in Nature
The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature sugge...
History of mathematical notation
The history of mathematical notation includes the commencement, progress, and cultural diffusion of mathematical symbols and the conflict of the methods of notation confronted in a notation's move to ...
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History of geometry
Geometry (from the Ancient Greek: γεωμετρία; geo- "earth", -metron "measurement") arose as the field of knowledge dealing with spatial relationships. Geometry was one of the two fields of pre-mod...
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History of elementary algebra
As a branch of mathematics, algebra emerged at the end of 16th century, with the work of François Viète. Algebra can essentially be considered as doing computations similar to those of arithmetic but ...
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History of trigonometry
Early study of triangles can be traced to the 2nd millennium BC, in Egyptian mathematics (Rhind Mathematical Papyrus) and Babylonian mathematics.Systematic study of trigonometric functions began in He...
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History of calculus
Calculus, known in its early history as infinitesimal calculus, is a mathematical discipline focused on limits, functions, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leib...
Babylonian mathematics
Babylonian mathematics (also known as Assyro-Babylonian mathematics) was any mathematics developed or practiced by the people of Mesopotamia, from the days of the early Sumerians to the fall of Babylo...
Egyptian mathematics
Ancient Egyptian mathematics is the mathematics that was developed and used in Ancient Egypt circa 3000 BC to c.300 BC.Overvdates back to at least 3000 BC with the ivory labels found in Tomb...
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Chinese mathematics
Mathematics in China emerged independently by the 11th century BC. The Chinese independently developed very large and negative numbers, decimals, a place value decimal system, a binary system, algebra...
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Indian mathematics
Indian mathematics emerged in the Indian subcontinent from 1200 BCE until the end of the 18th century. In the classical period of Indian mathematics (400 CE to 1600 CE), important contributions were m...
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Greek mathematics
Greek mathematics, as that term is used in this article, is the mathematics written in Greek, developed from the 7th century BC to the 4th century AD around the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean. G...
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Mathematician
A mathematician is a person with extensive knowledge of mathematics who uses this knowledge in their work, typically to solve mathematical problems. Mathematics is concerned with numbers, data, quanti...
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Infinitesimal calculus
Calculus is the mathematical study of change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations. It has two major br...
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Foundations of mathematics
Foundations of mathematics is the study of the logical and philosophical basis of mathematics, or, in a broader sense, the mathematical investigation of the consequences of what are at bottom philosop...
Hilbert's problems
Hilbert's problems are a list of twenty-three problems in mathematics published by German mathematician David Hilbert in 1900. The problems were all unsolved at the time, and several of them were very...
Gödel's completeness theorem
Gödel's completeness theorem is a fundamental theorem in mathematical logic that establishes a correspondence between semantic truth and syntactic provability in first-order logic. It makes a close li...
Gödel's incompleteness theorems
Gödel's incompleteness theorems are two theorems of mathematical logic that establish inherent limitations of all but the most trivial axiomatic systems capable of doing arithmetic. The theorems, pro...