Ancient Mathematicians

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Ancient Greek Mathematicians, some of whom were also philosophers. These men contributed to knowledge about the world. Much of this information is still valid.

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Ancient Mathematicians

  1. 1. ANCIENT<br />MATHEMATICIANS<br />
  2. 2. PYTHAGORAS<br />
  3. 3. PYTHAGORAS<br />Philosopher who studied Mathematics.<br />Lived during 580 – 500B.C.<br />He is famous because of the theorem named after him.<br />
  4. 4. THALES<br />
  5. 5. THALES<br />Greek philosopher who studied Mathematics.<br />Measured the height of a pyramid using similarity.<br />Predicted the date of an eclipse of the sun.<br />Lived during 640 – 546 B.C.<br />
  6. 6. ARISTOTLE<br />
  7. 7. ARISTOTLE<br />Greek philosopher who studied Mathematics and was a student of Plato.<br />His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, especially deduction.<br />His views about physical subjects lasted until Isaac Newton’s time.<br />Lived during 384 – 322 B.C.<br />
  8. 8. EUCLID<br />
  9. 9. EUCLID<br />Greek Mathematician lived in Alexandria.<br />Famous for geometry.<br />Born in 300 B.C.<br />Wrote 13 volumes on geometry.<br />
  10. 10. ARCHIMEDES<br />
  11. 11. ARCHIMEDES<br />Famous Greek physicist and mathematician.<br />Lived during 287 – 212 B.C.<br />Made discoveries in geometry, hydro statistics and mechanics.<br />Invented the principle of lever and gave the concept of density.<br />

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