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Mathematics History Paper Assignment (Shone): The Assignment

Basic Details of the Assignment

Calculus

Winter 2013

Mr. Shone

Date Due: 12/3 at the end of class

Work in the library: Friday, 11/22, and 11/25, 11/26, 12/2, and 12/3

Requirements:

   1. A minimum of 2-3 pages double-spaced typed

   2. Solid paragraph form: topic sentences and 2 to 3 points in a paragraph

   3. Full sentences; avoid comma splices and run-ons

   4. Correct punctuation

   5. Sustain a train of thought

   6. Bibliography in MLA form; (use noodle tools) minimum 3 sources with 1 book

   7. 1" margins and use a 12 point font

   8. Rough draft due Monday, 12/2

Structure:

   I. Short Introduction; suggest points to the mathematician's importance.

   2. General facts about the life of the mathematician

   3. Specific math done; must be able to talk intelligently about the math they did.

   4. Conclusions and significance.

Value:

   a) This paper will be worth the equivalent of one test grade

List of possible Mathematicians:

- Napier

- Gauss

- Cayley

- Bernoulli

- Newton

- Descartes

- Euler

- Hamilton

- d'Alembert

- Hipparchus

- Pascal

- Legendre

- de Fermat

- Gibbs

- Cauchy

- Leibniz

- de Moivre

- Mersenne

Laplace

- Fibonacci

- Pythagoras

- Kepler

- Lagrange

- Ramanujan

- Chebyshev

Eureka! I used the library for research and found my 3 sources!