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Euclid of Alexandria is one of the most influential names in the entire history of mathematics. Although best known for his work on geometry, he also devised a mathematical algorithm for finding the greatest common factor of two numbers.
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A self-taught genius from India and one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. He believed mathematical ideas were visions from God, giving him a unique style of maths that helped solve problems Western mathematicians couldn’t.
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Mathematics is the purest of the sciences, dealing in eternal truths and abstract ideas. As such, most mathematicians prefer to avoid messy, organic details, such as corals, lettuce and household crafts. But welcoming these foreign objects has produced great results in the oldest branch of maths – geometry. Accepted geometry For 22 centuries Euclid (fl. […]
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A topologist can’t tell the difference between a coffee cup and a donut, or so the saying goes. That’s because topology is the study of geometrical objects without considering things like length, angles, or shape.
Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, but his mathematical work is still relevant to our lives today. He was one of the first people to study the properties of numbers, the relationships between them, and the patterns they produce – in other words, to do maths. He’s most […]
Where ever you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flow of the wind around you and the flock of swallows overhead, some patterns keep occurring again and again. The essence of mathematics is a series of simple rules that produce complex consequences. And nowhere are these complex consequences more apparent than in the natural world.