History of Mathematics Students (MATH400)
Group name: 5 πs + Sid
Group members
Vashte Nairn, Clydesha Cornish
Deangela Delancey, Allyce Pratt
EuStacia Smith, Sidney Larrimore Date: Tuesday,
September 29, 2015 Time:
23 pm
Venue: Room
T1 in TBlock
Title: The
Pythagoreans and the Heroic Age
Abstract:
This
research paper gives a concise account into the historical
contribution that the ancient Greeks have made in Mathematics. This work
was made possible by a group of dedicated Mathematicians whose
contributions help to define the various topics covered within this
paper. Some of the topics include: Greek Origins, Thales
of Miletus, Pythagoras of Samos, Number Mysticism and Deductive
Reasoning.
The
Greek Origins depicts the Greeks as uneducated invaders
who were eager to learn and was able to improve upon the things they had
learned. Thales of Miletus who was the first scientist to understand
that the earth was round and that the moon was lit by light reflecting
from the sun. Pythagoras of Samos whose theory
of the right angle triangle allows us to determine the length of the
hypotenuse. Number Mysticism highlights that odd numbers had male
attributes and even numbers were female related. And with Deductive
Reasoning, if certain things are known or assume a conclusion
can be formulated.
The
aforementioned topics are but a few of exciting topics
covered within this presentation. These topics are designed not just to
be informative but to bring enlightenment to its readers that they may
also be inspired to make their contribution to the history of
Mathematics

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