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History of Mathematics. By: Haley Bacon. Mathematics. Arabic Numerals Roman Numerals Pi Zero Euclid Elements Greek mathematics and schools. Arabic Numerals. Arabs translated Origin is Indian Evolved from letters of the Arabic alphabet Simplified arithmetic. Three types of Arithmetic.

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History of Mathematics

By: Haley Bacon

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  • Arabic Numerals

  • Roman Numerals

  • Pi

  • Zero

  • Euclid Elements

  • Greek mathematics and schools

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Arabic Numerals

  • Arabs translated

  • Origin is Indian

  • Evolved from letters of the Arabic alphabet

  • Simplified arithmetic

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Three types of Arithmetic

  • Counting on fingers-numerals were written in words.

  • Sexagesimal System-letters were formed from the alphabet

  • Arithmetic Indian Numerals and Fractions-the decimal place and value system were formed

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Roman Numeral Uses

  • Order of Rulers and ships

  • Cornerstones

  • Gravestones

  • Language in Latin roots

  • Number values

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Reading Numerals

  • A letter repeated repeats its value that many times

  • Letters placed after greater number increases greater number by the smaller

  • If placed in front it decreases greater value

  • Bar placed on top increases value by 1000

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Arabic and Roman Numerals

  • The difference between the Roman and Arabic Numerals is that the Romans didn’t have a symbol for zero and the numeral placement within a number can sometimes indicate subtraction rather than addition

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  • Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter

  • Always same number

  • Egyptians and Babylonians

  • Above 3 (3.14)

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  • Pi is an infinite decimal

  • The ‘p’ stands for perimeter

  • Numbers to the right of 0 never repeat

  • No repeating pattern for pi has been discovered

  • Can be used in probability and ‘famous five’

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  • Empty space indicator

  • A number itself

  • Concrete to abstract

  • Babylonians and their wedges

  • Punctuation mark

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  • Sums of positive and negative numbers with zero

  • Subtraction of positive and negative numbers with zero

  • Multiplication and division with positive and negative numbers

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Euclid Elements

  • Geometry Applet

  • Beautiful

  • Influential

  • Euclid

  • Logical Development of Geometry

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Element Propositions

  • Definition of parallel lines

  • Axioms for magnitudes

  • Bisect angles and line segments

  • Two sides of a triangle will always be greater than one side

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Greek Mathematics

  • Impressive civilization

  • Influential

  • Decisive in mathematics

  • Byzantine Greek codices

  • Arabic translations

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Schools of Greek Mathematics

  • Ionian School

  • Pythagorean School

  • Eleatic School

  • Sophist School

  • Platonic School

  • School of Eudoxus

  • School of Aristotle

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Ionian School

  • Founded by Thales

  • First deductive proofs

  • Anaximander

  • Anaximenes

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Pythagorean School

  • Founded by Pythagores

  • Philosophy

  • Proportion

  • Number theory

  • Theory of proof

  • Incommensurables

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Eleatic School

  • Led by Zeno

  • Discrete and the continuous

  • Decomposable and the indecomposable

  • Motion is continuous and smooth

  • Zeno’s Paradoxes, Dichotomy,Achilles, Arrow and Spade

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Sophist School

  • Centered in Athens

  • Abstract reasoning

  • Mathematics to understand universe

  • Doubling cube, squaring the circle, trisecting an angle

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Platonic School

  • Founded by Plato

  • Conics Menaechmus

  • Asymptotes

  • Intersecting of the parabola and the hyperbola

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School of Eudoxus

  • Founded by Eudoxus

  • Proportion

  • Magnitude

  • Proof on quadrature of circle

  • Theorems of plane geometry

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School of Aristotle

  • Called Lyceum

  • Founded by Aristotle

  • Philosophy of physics

  • Theoretical

  • Productive

  • Practical

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Slide 3: picture and info- http://www.islamicity.org/mosque/ihame/Ref6.htm

Slide 4: information-http://www-gap.dcs.st- and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Arabic_numerals.html

Slide 5: Information- http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers/html

Picture: http://www.wilkiecollins.demon.co.uk/roman/intro.htm

Slide 6: Information- http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001734.html

Slide 7: Information- http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001734.html

Picture- http://www.wilkiecollins.demon.co.uk/roman/intro.htm

Slide 8: Information- http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.pi.html


Slide 9: Information- http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.pi.html

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Slide 10: Information- http://www-groups.dsc.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Zero.html

Picture- Word Art

Slide 11: Information- http://www-groups.dsc.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Zero.html

Slide 12: Information- http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/elements.html


Slide 13: Information and Picture- http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/trip.html

Slide 14-22: All Information and Pictures-http://www.math.tamu.edu/~don.allen/history/greekorg/greekorg.html

Slide 15: Animation-http://www.animationfactory.com/free/school/school_page_aa.html

Sound- Sound Gallery in Microsoft

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Presented By: Haley Bacon

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