Sophie Germain was born during a time of revolution in France (Laubenbacher and Pengelley, 5). This is very fitting because Germain, in her own way, was a revolutionary. She became interested in mathematics at a very young age, and without any sort of formal education or training became one of the greatest mathematicians in history (Swift). Germain fought against gender stereotypes during her life and fought for recognition as a female mathematician (Swift). Throughout her life, Germain refused…
Abstract: - Leonhard Euler is considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He made incredible discoveries to many subject areas, but most were to the field of mathematics. In this paper we explore Euler’s mathematical contributions including formulas/identities, concepts and notations. We see how Euler’s formula came to be and the story behind it along with Euler’s identity. We then explore Euler’s approaches to the Basel and Seven Bridges of Königsberg problems and his…
“The path you take to achieve your goal is more important than the goal itself.” To elaborate on the quote: what is more important is how you get there. Ever since my childhood, I had an inherent passion towards science and mathematics. I was a topper throughout my schooling. I had innovative ideas. I followed an organized of mode of study. My aim in life is to pursue MS in Computer Science in your esteemed university. I have been fascinated by computers since I first touched them in class 4.…
Throughout my life mathematics has been something that is always pushing me to go beyond my limits and discover something new. Something that I thought I could never have achieved before. Every single time I face a new and exciting problem, I look forward to trying my best to find the best way to solve the problem. Along the years this evolved into some sort of life statement. I always wanted to try to be as exact, precise, accurate, analytic, and logical with every single issue I encountered…
Saturn’s rings (1610), and proved Copernicus’s heliocentric theory (1616). In his earlier years, Galileo’s father decided he wanted his son to become a doctor. While Galilei was studying medicine in university, he discovered his advanced skill in mathematics. He was eventually able to convince his father to allow him to tutor math and become a professor. Galilei was able to use his talent to develop the spyglass into something more complex, now known as a telescope.…
statistics, computer science, physics, engineering, economics, and social sciences to solve management problems. In operations research, problems are broken down into basic components and then solved in defined steps by mathematical testing. Mathematics is certainly…
There will always be that one subject that students have difficulty with and they know in their hearts that they cannot confidently answer questions on that subject. Once this lack of confidence has overwhelmed the students’ mindsets toward a subject it becomes increasingly harder for students to not only enjoy that subject but learning the material. When students believe they cannot comprehend a subject they lack confidence. This leads to them having trouble making the recommended score on the…
by progression. This progression may be, but not limited to: evidence, discoveries, technology, or social trends. Therefor we can ponder upon the knowledge issue, in regard to two areas of knowledge: “How do we know that the natural sciences and mathematics will be justifiable in the future?” The foundations for these areas of knowledge, regarded…
comparatively high amount of time and effort into my education, and so I will naturally be biased toward emphasizing its benefits, though I will make an attempt to balance my discussion of both sides of the issue. I will draw many of my anecdotes from mathematics in particular as I am particularly opinionated on education in that field, but they should be applicable to other subjects as well.…
variables to communicate. Even if you get around that, the emotions would be obliterated from the language. However, math can still be used as for a basic process of exchanging information or communicating of the numerical universe. Just the way mathematics can be used as language, so can music. Music to me is already considered a language, because of the usage of words. But, I think that even without the usage of words music can still be a language with the usage of instruments and flow. Music…