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    The History of Mathematics Almost from the beginning, math or rather counting has been part of human existence. Close to the time language was discovered, humans have be using there indexes to begin counting. Counting seasons, counting days, along with keeping track of passing time have all been a part of earlier human civilizations. Prehistoric artifacts dating back over 20,000 years have suggested that early humans made attempts to quantify time. Therefore, it is no accident, that the abacus is based of the number 10; ten fingers or ten toes. As civilizations flourished mathematics as we know it today grew out of the desire and or need to count larger and larger time frames or quantities. As civilizations settled and developed agriculture…

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    In Bertrand Russell's words: “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” Math is a language of logic. It is a disciplined, organized way of thinking. There is a right answer; there are rules that must be followed. More…

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    Near East Astronomy

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    The history of mathematics in the near consisted of three distinct divisions of time. The mid-third millennium is when there became evidence for knowledge of symmetry and geometry. Then continuing on into the later third millennium the establishment of accounting for time and labor became prevalent as well as the use of the sexagesimal place value system. The first systematic accounting techniques were developed in the southern Iraq city of Uruk as a result of a growth in the size of the city by…

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    interesting one in particular is Pythagoras. Pythagoras is one of the many famous mathematicians that has lived on the earth. What he did in math helped shape math to what it is today. Some things he did was learn math and science as much as he could, create the useful Pythagoreanism, and help progress the advancement of mathematics. Pythagoras was born in 750 BC and was a very intellectual philosopher. Supposedly he learned lots of different math and science concepts from different people. For…

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    Djoser: The Old King

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    its many technological advancements in mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. Djoser, the first king of the “Old kingdom,” headed these technological advancements sometime between 2691 and 2625 BC by commencing the construction of the first pyramids, the step pyramid (Fichner-Rathus). This can be contributed to Djoser’s obsession with the afterlife and his need to leave an everlasting mark on history. Due to this Djoser, set the…

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    practiced and taught even today. And, even though nowadays, algebra is a rather abstract mathematics, this was not always the case. It was through centuries of work from remarkable individuals with an undying passion and curiosity that algebra slowly but surely evolved. Introduction In modern day mathematics, the term algebra denotes the manipulation of abstract symbols, solving equations for unknowns,…

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    different culture, some parts of both of the cultures mixed together. This was called cross-fertilization. Because of this, a lot of advancements in culture were made in the area of science. Egyptian-civilization The Greeks had a long tradition of rational inquiry, or using their intelligence to make reason out of things. An example of this is the Greek’s rich history of philosophy. East Asia and Persia had an even…

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    African Weapons

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    . Africa, which is home to the oldest human civilization, gave mankind the use of tools, astronomy, mathematics, jewelry, art, literature, and animal domestication. Though, the evolution of warfare can be their biggest impact on the world because it allowed their other achievements to thrive. This paper will focus, in chronological order, the evolution and impact military organizations, ideas, and activities had on political, economic, social and cultural influences within societies. This…

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    Is Algebra Necessary? By The New York Times Algebra is necessary because it is the branch of mathematics that studies l combining elements of abstract structures according to certain rules . Originally these elements would put be interpreted as numbers or quantities, so that the algebra somewhat originally was a generalization . The adjective " algebraic " usually denotes a relationship with algebra , such as in algebraic structure . For historical reasons, it may also indicate a relationship…

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    Abstract: This paper reveals the birth of mathematics. Representing quantities in some way is considered the first invention of mathematics. We use mathematics every day in one way or another. Sometimes we even use mathematics unconsciously, as in the case of filing a cup of water for cooking. The measure cup is readily available to us and all we have to do is fill it out, but who started this type of measurement? How old is mathematics? Specifically, how old is counting? When was representing…

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