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#1 2012-06-11 00:17:50

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Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

I require to do a school project on Three Great Mathematicians. So can you give me a list of six such people so that I can choose from?


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#2 2012-06-11 00:24:41

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Euler, Newton, Fibonacci, Boole, Descartes, Ramanujan

(I feel bad for not mentioning a dozen more!)


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#3 2012-06-11 00:43:57

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Hi;

Newton
Euler
De Moivre
Descartes
Legendre
Laplace, Cayley or Brook Taylor!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
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#4 2012-06-11 02:31:03

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Hi,

Newton
Descartes
Euler
Abel
Cantor
Euclid


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#5 2012-06-11 03:06:00

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

A few others to consider:

Gauss
Riemann
Archimedes


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#6 2012-06-11 10:56:45

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Euler
Gauss
Poisson
Dirichlet
Knuth
Leibniz


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#7 2012-06-12 00:49:02

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Its OK Thank You All
Now that I have chosen Fibonacci may I get a list of contributions to mathematics by him? (appart from fibonacci sequence, i know it, its awesome)


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#8 2012-06-12 00:57:02

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Here is a little known achievement of his.

He was able to get the positive root of

to 10 correct digits and no one knows how he did it way back then.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#9 2012-06-12 01:52:14

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Thank You


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#10 2012-06-12 01:55:32

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Hi Agnishom;

He was also one of the first to bring Arabic numbers to Europe.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#11 2012-06-12 01:58:20

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Hmm I have got those ones from
http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~cherlin/History/Papers1999/oneill.html


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#12 2012-06-12 05:57:12

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Fibonacci is best known to the modern world for the spreading of the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in Europe, primarily through the publication in 1202 of his Liber Abaci (Book of Calculation), and for a number sequence named the Fibonacci numbers after him, which he did not discover but used as an example in the Liber Abaci.
Liber Abaci also posed, and solved, a problem involving the growth of a population of rabbits based on idealized assumptions. The solution, generation by generation, was a sequence of numbers later known as Fibonacci numbers. The number sequence was known to Indian mathematicians as early as the 6th century, but it was Fibonacci's Liber Abaci that introduced it to the West.

In the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, each number is the sum of the previous two numbers, starting with 0 and 1. This sequence begins 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 ...
The higher up in the sequence, the closer two consecutive "Fibonacci numbers" of the sequence divided by each other will approach the golden ratio (approximately 1 : 1.618 or 0.618 : 1).


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#13 2012-06-12 06:52:42

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

What are the 2 other mathematicians you chose?


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#14 2012-06-12 17:52:25

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Hi Agnishom;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#15 2012-06-12 19:57:03

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

I am not sure how much I believe that story.


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#16 2012-06-12 20:30:49

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

You're not sure?

I know how much I believe it.

Bob

ps.  Please have a look at the http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … =17789&p=1 thread.

Your last post was #69, so you may like to start there.

Bob


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#17 2012-06-12 20:52:47

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

I have read it before. I answered your question.


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#18 2012-06-12 23:35:39

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Pappym used to say, "Ye, of little faith."


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#19 2012-06-13 06:32:42

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

I believed many things you have said,but that I will not.


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#20 2012-06-13 06:37:10

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#21 2012-06-13 06:38:46

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

But who can guarantee either sides of the story?


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#22 2012-06-13 06:40:49

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#23 2012-06-13 06:46:35

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

That doesn't and shouldn't be true. E.g. if you said that Hitler was a great guy who loved Jews,should I believe you?


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#24 2012-06-13 06:52:29

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

Hi Agnishom;

Here are another 6:

Pascal
Cardano
Tartaglia
Fermat
Leibniz
The whole Bernoulli clan.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#25 2012-06-13 07:07:04

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Re: Can you suggest six names of great mathematicians quickly?

I am just saying that something you say isn't always necessarily true. You have admitted yourself that you can sometimes be wrong.


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