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SMPT Lecture Series: Lecture No. 3 for 042015-012016

posted Sep 28, 2015, 11:45 AM by smpt cob   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 11:45 AM ]
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: 2-3 pm
Venue: Room T1 in T-Block
 
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