The ancient Greeks have contributed much to the development of the Western World as we know it today. The Greeks questioned all and yearned for the answers to many of life’s questions. Their society revolved around learning, which allowed them to devote the majority of their time to enlightenment. In answering their questions, they developed systematic activities such as philosophy, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, and a great deal more. Socrates (469-399 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher whose…
perception of Greek superiority over the Indians in mathematics when explaining the use of paper instead of the dust board. He says, 'we may hide it [Indian method] also by means [paper], so that one who sees him that computes with it does not know that it is Hindi, but thinks that it is Rumi '. Here he suggests that the utilization of paper would allow the general people to calculate by writing, similarly to the dust board, but would look neater, finer, and more professional, as the Greeks (Saidan,…
influenced by outside factors we can rely on some basic rules and concepts to help navigate the solution. Non-proof based mathematics lacks the deductive reasoning that proof-based mathematics offers. It is much like observation-based mathematics – the answer may be right but there exists no understanding of how or why. The ancient Egyptians used a non-proof based system of mathematics and often did not get their math correct. For instance, they used an incorrect formula to find the area of a quadrilateral…
science, engineering, and philosophy. Mathematics started with counting. In Babylonia mathematics developed from 2000B.C. A place value notation system had evolved over a lengthy time with a number base of 60. Number problems were studied from at least 1700B.C. Systems of linear equations were studied in the context of solving number problems. The basic of mathematics was inherited by the Greeks and independent by the Greeks beg the major Greek progress in mathematics was from 300 BC to 200 AD. After…
Greek Civilization Greek civilization has led us to where we are in today’s society. We incorporate the language to this day and the Greeks also formed democracy. Greeks also used tools that we use to this day. First, I will address the question, ‘How do you explain the development of such an extraordinary civilization by the Greek?” Second, “Do you think much credit belongs to some sort of Greek “spirit,” or were geographic factors more important?” Last question is, “Should Greek civilization be…
The Greeks are an influential civilization, although the group does believe in some strange superstitions, such as not eating beans, for that fact that they believed beans contain souls of the dead (10 Facts About the Ancient Greeks)! Greece is a peninsula containing numerous islands, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Aegean Sea on the other (Sakoulas “Introduction”). Its location is significant in helping create the Greek lifestyle, which highly depends on trade and seafaring…
Oh Mighty Greeks! During the Greek Golden Age (c.a.480-430 B.C.E) up to the culmination of the Classical Style during the Hellenistic Age (323-30 B.C.E), the Ancient Greeks were able to build one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. We all have probably heard stories from the Ancient Greeks in our lives, like their mythology gods portrayed in the movies. Not until their culture is studied and researched in depth, one cannot fully understand the magnitude of the legacy of their classical…
Oh Mighty Greeks! The Ancient Greeks from the Greek Golden Age (c.a.480-430 B.C.E) up to the culmination of the Classical Style during the Hellenistic Age (323-30 B.C.E), were able to build one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. We all have probably heard stories from the Ancient Greeks in our lives, but no until we research and study in depth their culture, one cannot fully understand the magnitude of the legacy of their classical culture. Due to the Ancient Greeks influence in visual…
giving them a purpose of doing the math by teaching them the history of it. The Greek school system had this idea since the nineteenth century giving the American school system an idea that could possible work. The basis of Greek math education, in comparison with early American math education, shows the importance of incorporating the history of math and an emphasis on geometry in the Greek curriculum. The Greek method of instruction differs from the system of early American teaching ideas. In…
The History of Algebra The history of algebra has been around for several decades, this method of mathematics has been used during the beginning of time. The development of algebraic notation progressed through out three stages: the rhetorical stage, the syncopated stage, and the symbolic stage with which we are use to using in our daily usage of algebra. In ancient civilization math was used to help leaders to strategically form how their troops should be lined up for battle and help decide…