In the 6th century Boethius coined the term “quadrivium” which define the study of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. He wrote “De institutione arithmetica”, “De institutione musica”. His works became the basis of mathematical study while the of Greek and Arabic mathematical were being mended.
Bernoulli was soon exposed to Euler’s brilliance in analytical science and presently saw his true potential, and gained a new respect for him. Euler procured his degree of Master of Arts in philosophy in 1723 by comparing and contrasting the ideas of Descartes and Newton. He then attempted to gain degrees in Theology and Oriental languages on his father’s request, but did not complete the course due to disinterest in the subject, and soon, with his father’s permission, returned to the study of mathematics.
In 1926 there was a woman who was the first woman to swim on the english channel and previously won the 1924 Olympics, her name was Gertrude Ederle.She was born October 23, 1906, she belongs to german immigrants who moved to New York City. Gertrude went the Olympics and got a gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay and a bronze 100 meter and 400 meter relay. June 1925 Gertrude was 19 years old when she beated the old swim record of swimming from New York Battery to Sand Hook, New Jersey.Gertrude’s first attempt to swim on the english channel was shot down because there was a technicality.Her first coach, the one that was with her the first time, told Gertrude to stop because there was too much salt water going into her mouth and he was worried
During this time he was tested to see what skills he had, the results show that he was very good in all categories, but he was especially excellent in mathematics. When he was
Starvation! One of the many things Alice Paul is known for is starving herself for the right for women to vote, now you may ask what kept her going, well it was her want for a change that fueled her through these tough times, and like she once said “ Food simply isn't something that’s important to me”. Alice was also the pivotal force that got the acceptance of the nineteenth amendment. This was just one of her many accomplishments for society. Alice Paul was an important person in history because of her humble beginnings, her achievements as a determined suffragist that led to the amazing legacy, and lasting contributions she left behind.
Born in 1483 to a family of peasant origins (his father worked in a copper mine in the Mansfeld region), Martin Luther was admitted in 1505 to the Augustinian convent of Erfurt, where his intellectual qualities were quickly noticed. Ordained a priest two years later, he was appointed to teach philosophy. Later, he taught biblical theology at the University of Wittenberg, where he became a doctor of
As a child he had attended an integrated school, taught himself to read, and had little to no interest in mathematics or geometry. As he entered high school, his interest in algebra and trigonometry grew. A teacher of one of his math courses, Ms. Caroline Luther opened his eyes and made mathematics more fascinating and attention grabbing. He graduated at the young age of 16 and went to study at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana to earn his doctoral degree in mathematics at age 22. He then studied for a year at
Shortly after the start of WW1, young Paul Baumer was a high schooler with his friends graduating soon. Flyers and rumors were everywhere about the war, encouraging people to join the German army. It wasn’t until they were being influenced by their teacher’s stirring patriotic speeches that they were really entailed to join. Thus started the beginning of these boys road to the end. After experiencing ten weeks of brutal training, Paul realized that the ideals of nationalism and patriotism for which he enlisted are simply empty promises. He no longer believes that war is glorious or honorable, and he along with his friends live in constant physical terror. When Paul’s company receives a short reprieve after two weeks of fighting, only eighty
Filippo was given literary and mathematical education intended to enable him to follow in the footsteps of his father, a civil servant. His ability and understanding of clocks and the principles that go into their manufacture would prove invaluable early insights into engineering, he also had an early back ground in sculpture, he also measured
He desperately wanted his son Daniel to become a merchant. It seemed as if Daniel did not have much of a childhood. At the tender age of thirteen, Daniel began his studies at Basel University. His younger years were spent working hard to obtain a Master’s degree in philosophy. Once he had received his degree, Johann was determined to mold Daniel into the perfect merchant. However, his son did not feel that being a merchant was right for him. Daniel had pleaded with Johann to try to make him understand that mathematics was his passion, but his cries fell upon deaf ears. Johann, who was more concerned about the amount of money his son would make than Daniel’s happiness, forced Daniel to go back to University to study to become a doctor. In return, Johann would teach Daniel mathematics while he was studying at Basel University. With his knowledge of mathematics and general intelligence, Daniel Bernoulli received his doctorate in medicine (“Daniel Bernoulli”, 1998).
Fantasy is an escape from reality, but sometimes one cannot handle the real world and live in their fantasies. In the short story ¨Paul's Case¨ by Willa Sibert Cather, Paul, a strange teenage boy, is lost on the journey of life as he despises his life and really loves the theater, which is the only place where Paul really ¨lives¨. Paul uses goes to the theater as an escape from his life, and lets his imagination run wild. When he isn't in the theater, he despises the real world, and attempts to live in his fantasy by telling others completely false things about his life and how associated he is with fame when he isn´t. Paul falls in love with the theater and only feels alive there, ends up hating his real life, tries to live a life that
Born on February 15 in Florence, Galileo was born to a renowned musician. Galileo started his education in the Camaldolese monastery which is located in Vallombrosa, and then he studied medicine at the University of Pisa where his favorite subjects were mathematics and physics. Galileo's aim was to become a professor in the University, but unfortunately, he left the university without receiving his degree after dealing with with financial complications. Despite these difficulties, Galileo continued his studies in mathematics adding studies related to motion within objects which led to his publishing of "The Little Balance" which had a great impact on his fame leading him to a position in the University of Pisa as a professor.
The next couple of years found him relocated all around Europe until he settles in Paris in 1626. In the five years from when he left the army until his alighting in Paris, Descartes had devoted his life to the study of pure mathematics. There, in Paris, Descartes would live for two years until Cardinal de Berulle, founder of the Oratorians, urged on Descartes the duty of “devoting his life to the examination of truth.” (Wilkins, D.). Now 1628, Descartes moved again, this time to Holland, to secure himself from interruption. He would spend the next twenty years in Holland, focusing on philosophy and mathematics.
Pierre de Fermat Pierre de Fermat was born in the year 1601 in Beaumont-de-Lomages, France. Mr. Fermat's education began in 1631. He was home schooled. Mr. Fermat was a single man through his life. Pierre de Fermat, like many mathematicians of the early 17th century, found solutions to the four major problems that created a form of math called calculus. Before Sir Isaac Newton was even born, Fermat found a method for finding the tangent to a curve. He tried different ways in math to improve the system. This was his occupation. Mr. Fermat was a good scholar, and amused himself by restoring the work of Apollonius on plane loci. Mr. Fermat published only a few papers in his lifetime and gave no systematic exposition of his methods. He had a