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HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity, mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting, measurement and calculation, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects, through the application of abstraction, imagination and logic, to the broad, complex and often abstract discipline we know today. From the notched bones of early man...
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Open DocumentMost people are not familiar with the concepts of mathematics and mathematizing. Once they hear any of these terms, they connect them to education. The next discussion will attempt to shed some light on these two concepts by defining mathematics as a language. First, it will define these two terms with examples. It will then point out various differences between mathematics and mathematizing while giving examples. Finally, it will elaborate the importance of both concepts to humans and how they have...
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Open DocumentIntroduction Mathematics is an indispensable subject of study. It plays an important role in forming the basis of all other sciences which deal with the material substance of space and time. What is Mathematics? Mathematics may be described as the fundamental science. It may be broadly described as the science of space, time and number. The universe exists in space and time, and is constituted of units of matter. To calculate the extension or composition of matter in space and time and to...
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Open DocumentTheory of Knowledge Éanna OBoyle ToK Mathematics “... what the ordinary person in the street regards as mathematics is usually nothing more than the operations of counting with perhaps a little geometry thrown in for good measure. This is why banking or accountancy or architecture is regarded as a suitable profession for someone who is ‘good at figures’. Indeed, this popular view of what mathematics is, and what is required to be good at it, is extremely prevalent; yet it would be laughed at...
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Open DocumentMathematics of the Greeks and the Mayans Mathematics is the study of time, space, structure, and quantity which is used to calculate almost anything in the world from the amount of atoms in an element to calculating the air pressure in a room. Although levels of math such as calculus are not taught until college, the use and study of mathematics have been around since the beginning of time and the world wouldn’t be able to function without it. The term “mathematics” comes from the Greek word mathema...
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Open DocumentZero in Mathematics Zero as a number is incredibly tricky to deal with. Though zero provides us with some useful mathematical tools, such as calculus, it presents some problems that if approached incorrectly, lead to a breakdown of mathematics as we know it. Adding, subtracting and multiplying by zero are straightforward. If c is a real number, c+0=c c-0=c c x 0=0 These facts are widely known and regarded to hold true in every situation. However, division by zero is a far more complicated...
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Open DocumentTHE FEAR OF MATHEMATICS Mathematics is often called the "queen of the sciences. It is a crucially important tool in the study of other scientific disciplines, in addition to being a science in its own right. Its value to scientific accomplishment is as innumerable as it is invaluable. Regarded as the nucleus of the science world itself, most celebrated scientific achievements could hardly have had a jumpstart without the guiding precepts of the basic modules of arithmetic. Most careers in Universities...
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Open DocumentWomen in Mathematics Every human is created with a gift of some sort. Whether it is an athletic ability, a wonderful singing voice, or an ability to relate to other individuals, every one has a special gifting. For many women in history, their ability was deciphering and understanding the intricacies of math. Although various cultures discouraged women mathematicians, these women were able to re-define the standards for women in this field of study. Hypatia of Alexandria was born in Roman Egypt...
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Open Document| |Programme |Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) | |Name of Course / Mode |Discrete Mathematics | |Course Code |CSC 1700 | |Name (s) of Academic...
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Open DocumentMATH 101 Mathematics Autobiography Assignment My name is Casey Nicole Layton, and I am nineteen years of age. I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 20th, 1995. My parents used to call me an ice princess when I was little, and they always told me the same story when I’d ask how I had acquired that name. When they tried to bring me home from the hospital, we got stuck in the family car during a huge blizzard and the winter chill got to me, and they used this fairytale-like story to explain...
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