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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