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    history of hyperpyramid

    Where in the web can I find on the history of hyperpyramid?
  2. J

    How does math deal with the history of numbers?

    How does math deal with the history of numbers? Suppose you have 70 euros and lose 30 euro. While someone else has 10 euros and gains 30 euro. In math, this would state 70-30=10+30, and you are allowed to change this to 40=40. The both sides would be equal, but they are not equal, because they...
  3. S

    Gambling History

    What is the history of gambling? What is the oldest game of gambling? And what is [for this forum] the mathematical game [except gambling] that was the first? Thank for responding for me to this post!!! You are welcome!!!
  4. A

    Algebra/Calculus history

    In two weeks I'm starting my second semester on a maths degree and I promised myself I would try to know more about the subjects I'll study. So, as you may have guessed from the title, it's not about the subjects on themselves, but their origins and their evolution over time. I'd like it...
  5. Monox D. I-Fly

    [ASK] Influential Mathematicians in History

    Who are they? And what are their contributions in mathematics? Right now I am writing a book about them, but having some difficulties on how to sort them due to how many names in the list. For example, I don't know if whether I should include Albert Einstein, Ada Lovelace, and Alan Turing or not...
  6. Z

    History of 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 that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. However, until the 19th century, algebra consisted...
  7. matthematical

    Fields Medal-- History Made

    Hi all! It seems this is pretty widespread by now, but I haven't seen a thread here about it, so I thought I'd post-- This year, history has been made as the Fields Medal (the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize) has been awarded to a woman for the first time. Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani is...
  8. shunya

    Hideki and History exam

    On Hideki’s history exams, he gets 4 points for each problem answered correctly, he loses 2 points for each incorrect answer, and he gets 0 points for each question left blank. On a 25-question test, Hideki received a score of 70. a. What is the largest number of questions that he could have...
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    History of Calculus: (Leibniz, Newton, Berkeley, Cauchy)

    Hi, I am writing about the history on calculus focusing mainly on (Leibniz, Newton, Berkeley, Cauchy). I have finished explaining how calculus was formed by them. But I now need to bring arguments and need to add my own thoughts. For example; mathematicians have accepted Cauchy's method as a...
  10. Y

    maths and its history.

    Hi! I'm interested in the History about Math, in particular these days I've been interested in probability History and the Buffon problem. Someone in here is interested in math's History, too? Futhermore, what kind of books I should read to get a good information. I'm asking for...
  11. V

    Curlicue fractal history

    Hi Does anyone know the history of the Curlicue Fractal algorithm, as a computer musician I have been working extensively with it , but I still do not manage to find which mathematician(s) who originally came up with it and when. Thank you in advance. Vilbjørg
  12. A

    history about problem solving

    i have a homework please help me. I need history about problem solving and contributors and one example is george polya, Tia
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    Greetings: two questions, if you will... 1) Why is the word calculus often referred to using the definite article "the"? That is, why is the subject called "the calculus"? 2) What is the history behind representing slope with the letter m. Thanks. Rich B.
  14. S

    history of math culture project

    I'm in the second year of my primary degree (rusty vocabulary doesn't allow for a more suitable term) and have undertaken a project in the subject "History of mathematical culture". The project involves a partial justification of the emergence of mathematical proof in ancient Greece in terms of...
  15. S

    the history behind complex numbers

    So I read the first chapter of Complex Analysis by Matthews and Howell. There were two questions that got me speechless in the Exercises for Section 1.1. Those questions were... Explain why cubic equations, rather than quadratic equations, played a pivotal role in helping to obtain the...
  16. E

    What is the history of the difference of 2 squares?

    Who came up with it? Where was it invented? What were the steps involved in coming up with this formula? I can't seem to find anything about it.
  17. S

    HELP!!! history of math

    Hey everyone, i need some help. Im suppose to come up with a paper. This is what the instructions are: Remember that you need one mathematical topic and one topic that involves the wider society. Usually they will be from the same time period and culture, but not always. There should be some...
  18. A

    Trying to make history, or at least understand primes better

    Hi, everybody, I’m new here but I have been on other math forums. This one looks pretty active, so I thought I would ask if anyone has any ideas about a little conjecture of mine. I have been working for a number of years on this problem, which I have recently re-framed into a question about a...
  19. CRGreathouse

    Listing primes: a personal history

    I've been writing program to enumerate primes since grade school. I thought that a description of the various algorithms I used might be instructive... or at least give you a chance to laugh at me. :D I hope this will be useful for cknapp, afreude, and anyone who wanders by. 1. Worse Than...
  20. M

    History of the term "trace" for intersection of su

    Hello! Would anybody happen to know the history of why the word "trace" is used for the intersection of a space and a subspace? If not, would you have any suggestions of where I could look for this information. Thank you, NICK