Mathematical Connection Project

University of Phoenix

MTH 110

The Impact of Mathematics on Daily Social Activities

In society today people deal with some kind of problem solving method that involves math. Thanks to the mathematicians from the past and present we are able to evolve as a society with advancements on medicine, technology and able to travel into space. The impact that Euclid, Al-Khwarizmi, Rudolf Laban, William Higinbotham, Galileo Galilei have had in our society has magnified our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to mathematics. They have not only had great contributions, but also serve us as role models and inspirational personas who with a lot of knowledge and not much to work with they figured out great part of what we have now in our daily lives; things like cars, register machines, calculators and most importantly, computers. Without the mathematicians of the past all this would have taken many more years instead these geniuses have made our life, today easier than it was for them.

Whether one is buying a house, following a recipe, or planning for grocery shopping, all these activities require the use of math principals. People have been using these same principals for thousands of years from nation to nation across continents. Whether one is driving a car, sailing a boat off the coast of Africa, or building a railroad in Japan, math is being used to get things done. How is Mathematics related to daily social activities? Some people think mathematics is a divine field, some adore Mathematics, while others are scared of it; some study mathematics, while some worship it. For example, Aryabatta, an ancient Indian mathematician worshipped mathematics and lived for it out of devotion and not because of any material benefits.

Ancient men felt their concern with mathematics, motivated by their social needs; they had done their best on the...

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