Essay about Greek And Greek Of Mathematics

2052 Words Dec 5th, 2016 9 Pages
The history of mathematics has been touched by many different cultures in many different periods of time. Greek mathematics is one of the cultures that had major influence on the development of mathematics as a subject. Greek mathematics flourished for a long period of time which helped to develop the subject, thereby cementing its place as one of the most influential cultures to the subject of mathematics. There were many Greek mathematicians who were contributors to the subject. Some of the major contributors include Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes. These mathematicians are considered some of the greatest mathematicians of all time, and with all four of these individuals having ties to Greek culture, it can be seen that mathematics owes a lot of its early development to the Greek culture and its great thinkers. Greek mathematics helped to develop the rules and language of mathematics and also was the first stepping stone to geometry as we know it today. The influence of the Greek culture on mathematics spanned from the 7th century BC to the 4th Century AD. The ancient Greek numeral system was fully developed by 450 BC and in regular use as early as 7th century BC. Their numeral system was a base 10 system, similar to the Egyptian system, with symbols for 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 repeated as many times needed to represent the desired number [3]. While some mathematicians that are considered Greek mathematicians did not live in Greece, these…

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