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25 Cards in this Set
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harmony, numbers, geometry

Pythagoras


fig market, Egyptian math, triangular geometry, solar eclipse, teacher of Pythagoras

Thales


military tech., density and displacement, planetarium

Archimedes


his Sequence from "rabbit story", math biology, Rhind papyrus (first math by Egyptians) story relation,
math notation (Liber abaci), Practica geometriae (geometry and trig), Liber quadratorum (indeterminate analysis) 
Fibonacci


logarithms

Napier


atoms, volumes of cones/pyramids, foundation of calculus w/ infinitismals

Democritis


idea of infinity

Zeno


university at Alexandria, Egypt

Ptolemy


theory of conic sections

Apollonius


Elements, geometry, Egyptian king servant, no royal road to understand!

Euclid


heliocentric theory

Aristarchus


cosmos harmony/planetary motion laws, a Pythagorean

Kepler


physical New Sciences

Galileo


physiol, psycho, philos contribtuons; La Geometrie' (analytic) of Discours de la methode

Descarte's


contrib to probab, analytic geometry, his Last Theorem (n>2, no + integers xyz, x^n+y^n=z^n)

Fe'rmat


his Triangle, theorems of Euclidean geometry, hydrodynamics contrib, calc machine

Pascal


father of probab

Jerome Cardan


dispute w/ Leibnez on diff calc he introduced, optics, Universal Law of Gravitation

Newton


first to prove x^3 + y^3 = z^3 part of Fe'rmat's Last Theorem, first to solve Bridges of Ko:nigsburg problem, calc orbit of Uranus,
modern trig, has high memoriz. 
Euler


Fundam. Theorem of Aleg.

Gauss


modern algebra

Gal:ois


infinity sets

Cantor


23 unsolved problems for 20th century, Foundations of Geometry (revised Euclid's Elements), any math problem in world is solvable

Hilbert


axioms, 2nd Hilbert problem cannot be solved

Go:del


Computer + Brain, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior,
Atomic Energy Commission, aid on atomic bomb, army computers 
vonNeumann
