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Math History and Mathematicians


Mathematicians and History of Mathematics

Links verified on 8/13/2014

  1. 100 Most Popular Biographies - posted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland.
  2. Biographies of Mathematicians - Full Chronological Index covering over 30 centuries.
  3. History of Math - The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
  4. History of Mathematics - from the Math Archive
  5. Math History - Their index covers math in various cultures as well as various topics in mathematics
  6. Math Mistakes - real mistakes from real student work and math facts students should know (algebra, trigonometry, and calculus)
  7. Mathematician of the Day - This page provides a poster to print for mathematicians who were born, or who died, on this day. Check back here on a regular basis.
  8. Mathematicians of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries - here are accounts of the lives and works of seventeenth and eighteenth century mathematicians (and some other scientists).
  9. Pi through the Ages includes an interesting mnemonic for the decimal expansion of pi. Each successive digit is the number of letters in the corresponding word. With this mnemonic you can remember pi to 3.14159265358979323846264... If you are interested in a bit of whimsy, check out a couple of pi carols to sing on pi day, March 14. [The link to the carols is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. A Time Line for the History of Mathematics - Roll your cursor over anything with a gray background to see a brief description.
  11. Timeline of Mathematics - this timeline is posted by Wikipedia and has a large number of links

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