This dynamically illustrated edition of Euclid's Elements includes 13 books on plane geometry, geometric and abstract algebra, number theory, incommensurables, and solid geometry.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians Welcome to the web page for biographies of women in mathematics. These pages are part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics. There are biographical essays or comments on most of the women mathematicians and some photos ...
Alan Turing Home Page. Gateway to a large website maintained by Andrew Hodges, biographer of Alan Turing (1912-1954).
Detailed information about Sir Isaac Newton.
Detailed biography and information about the mathematical contributions of Euclid.
Highly detailed information about Archimedes.
Johannes Kepler is now chiefly remembered for discovering the three laws of planetary motion that bear his name published in 1609 and 1619). He also did important work in optics (1604, 1611), discovered two new regular polyhedra (1619), gave the first mathematical treatment of close packing of equal spheres (leading to an explanation of the shape of the cells of a honeycomb, 1611), gave the first proof of how logarithms worked (1624), and devised a method of finding the volumes of solids of revolution that
Highly detailed information about the life and accomplishments of Ptolemy.
Biography of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) ...
Biographical information about Kurt Godel, and information about his contributions to mathematics.
A biography and information about Kurt Godel's contributions to mathematics.
Hypatia of Alexandria Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher (d. 415 C.E.) Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, and Platonic philosopher. According to the Byzantine encyclopedia The Suda, her father Theon was the last head of the Museum at Alexandria. Hypatia's prominence was accentuated by the fact that she was both female and pagan in an increasingly Christian environment. Shortly ...
Biography of Alan Turing (1912-1954) ...
Biography and information about the contributions to mathematics of Eratosthenes.
A biography of Isaac Newton.
Biographical article and links to related information about Muhammad Bin Musa Al-Khwarizmi.
A biography and information about the contributions to mathematics by Omar Khayyam.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662) From `A Short Account of the History of Mathematics' (4th edition, 1908) by W. W. Rouse Ball. Among the contemporaries of Descartes none displayed greater natural genius than Pascal, but his mathematical reputation rests more on what he might have done than on what he actually effected, as during a considerable part of his life he deemed it his duty to devote his ...
Article about Newton's contributions to the field of Mathematics.
Oliver Byrne's edition of Euclid An unusual and attractive edition of Euclid was published in 1847 in England, edited by an otherwise unknown mathematician named Oliver Byrne. It covers the first 6 books of Euclid, which range through most of elementary plane geometry and the theory of proportions. What distinguishes Byrne's edition is that he attempts to present Euclid's proofs in terms of ...
Biography and information about the contributions to mathematics of Aryabhata.
Detailed overview of the life and accomplishments of Aryabhata.
Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace December 10, 1815 - November 27, 1852 Contributed by Dr. Betty Toole Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, was one of the most picturesque characters in computer history. Augusta Ada Byron was born December 10, 1815 the daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron. Five weeks after Ada was born Lady Byron asked for a separation from Lord Byron, and was awarded sole custody of Ada ...
Information about Eratosthenes and his contributions to mathematics.
Detailed biography of Thomas Harriot.
The Life of Hypatia From Damascius's Life of Isidore, reproduced in The Suda Translated by Jeremiah Reedy Reprinted with permission from Alexandria 2 HYPATIA, daughter of Theon the geometer and philosopher of Alexandria, was herself a well-known philosopher. She was the wife of the philosopher Isidorus, and she flourished under the Emperor Arcadius. Author of a commentary on Diophantus, she also ...
An Introduction to the Works of Euclid with an Emphasis on the Elements (first posted to the web in 1995) jump to... Outline of paper text of paper Suggestions for further study Bibliography bottom of page This is a paper I wrote in college for a History of Science course (although I've taken the liberty of modifying it slightly from time to time since I put it online). I know it's not ...
A biography of Hypatia of Alexandria.
A biography of Blaise Pascal.
Biography and links to information about Archimedes.
Article about the life of Hypatia.
Article about the life of Hypatia.
Contents | Next Born: London, England, December 10, 1815 Died: London, England, November 27, 1852 Analyst, Metaphysician, and Founder of Scientific Computing Ada Byron was the daughter of a brief marriage between the Romantic poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabelle Milbanke, who separated from Byron just a month after Ada was born. Four months later, Byron left England forever. Ada never met her ...
The Primary Sources for the Life and Work of Hypatia of Alexandria by Michael A. B. Deakin History of Mathematics Paper 63 August 1995 Mathematics Department Monash University Clayton 3168, Australia The author may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Introduction Historians need to say of the past events they recount not only what happened but also how we know it. This latter question ...
A biography of Emmy Noether.
The Babbage Pages give an introduction to Charles Babbage`s life and work, and current research on Babbage.
The Life of Thomas Hariot, The Works of Thomas Hariot, Essays on Hariot, Additional Sources, Hariot in the Bookstore.
Brief biography of Kurt Godel, and links to related resources.
Biography of Kurt Godel.
A biography and information about the mathematical accomplishments of Emmy Noether.
Information about Eratosthenes' invention of a method for efficiently constructing tables of prime numbers, known as the "Sieve of Eratosthenes."
Brief biography of Emmy Noether.
Biography of Archimedes.
Biography of Johannes Kepler.
A brief biography of Johannes Kepler.
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Brief biography of Alan Turing.
Brief discussion of the mathematical accomplishments of Eratosthenes.
Euclid Discussion Deck.
Welcome to the Platonic Solids as Demonstrated in Book Thirteen of Euclid's Elements This site demonstrates the construction of the five Platonic Solids from Book 13 of Euclid's Elements. This project has brought forth much philosophizing on the nature of the internet, geometry, and the world, and how we orient ourselves in it. In order to orient yourself, we recommend taking a look at how to ...
Information about Godel's Theorem.
Biography of Emmy Noether.
Detailed biography of Mohammed ibm-Musa al-Khwaizmi and his contributions to arithmetic and algebra.
Detailed information about the life and work of Omar Khayyam.
Links to websites which contain information about Blaise Pascal.
Detailed overview of the life and work of Ptolemy.