Friday, June 13, 2008

Archimedes-Most Famous At Math?

Archimedes of Syracuse, is arguably the world's famous Mathematician. He lived 287BC to 212BC in Greece. Not to much is known about this man as it was such a long time ago. But we do know that among many other things, he was a great mathematician. However, this was not his limitation, his brilliant, adaptable mind moved him in all sorts of directions that most of us would never venture into.

He was a leader to the known world as a famous mathematician and still is today being a master
  1. Physicist
  2. Engineer
  3. Inventor
  4. Astronomer
  5. Mathematician

He, as a famous mathematician, used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under the arc of a parabola with the summation of an infinite series, and gave a surpisingly accurate approximation of Pi. He also defined the spiral bearing his name, formulas for the volumes of surfaces of revolution and an ingenious system for showing very BIG numbers.

He was killed by a Roman soldier, even though there was orders out not to harm him!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Intoducing World Famous Mathematicians

Welcome to the first (as it seems) blog about the world's famous mathematicians. Over the past way back since when, there have been great minds that have walked the earth. Among these minds are the mathematicians, who cannot be understood by the normal mind, like mine.
These guys many times without us realizing it have changed, effected and influenced our world as we know it.

One of the most common things about famous mathematicians is simply that they famous. I'm sure that there are many many more that we just don't hear about simply because they not famous. This changes everything, it seperates the boy's from the men... or girls from ladies.

There are a few that stand out that we will go through and have a look at, who they are what they did and how it affects us.

Feel free to look around and see the world mathematicians.