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**Mathematics Research Assignment**

**COLLEGE ALGEBRA/TRIGONOMETRY**

**1ST ****QUARTER PAPER**

This quarter paper is due on Monday, September 29 at the beginning of class. Please remember that 20% will be deducted each day it is late.

The paper must be more than one typewritten page but no longer than two pages.

All sources must be cited. You must have at least three sources.

**Topics:**

- John Napier and Henry Briggs
- Sir Isaac Newton
- Gottfried Leibniz
- Leonhard Euler
- Determining the Value of PI
- Pythagoras of Samo
- Thales of Miletus
- Euclid
- Archimedes
- Hypatia of Alexandria
- Aryabhata I
- Brahmagupta
- Al-Khwarizmi
- Leonardo Fibonacci
- Carl Frederich Gauss
- Niels Henrik Abel
- Calendars of the Ancient World
- Ancient References to PI
- Early Astronomy
- Napier Invents Logarithms
- Birth of Complex Numbers
- The Golden Ratio and Rectangle
- The Calculus Controversy
- Pythagoras and President Garfield
- The Parallel Postulate
- Brief Pi Tales
- Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Mayan, and Chinese Number Systems
- An Evolving Concept of Numbers
- Mesopotamia - The Beginnings of Algebra
- Egyptian and Chinese Algebra
- Rene Descartes - Algebra in Geometry and Analysis
- Pierre de Fermat - Algebra in Geometry and Analysis
- The Life of Fermat
- The Life of Pascal
- The Life of Newton
- The Life of Euler
- The Life of Gauss
- The Life of Archimedes
- The Life of Apollonius
- Newton and Leibniz
- Evolution of Mathematics in Ancient China
- The Life of Euclid
- The Life of Pythagoras
- The Calendars - Babylonian, Gregorian, Mayan
- Mathematics of the Great Pyramid
- The History of the Abacus
- The Rhind Papyrus
- Galieo Galilei
- Johann Kepler
- John Wallis
- Heron of Alexander
- The Slide Rule
- The History of PI
- Apollonius and Conic Sections
- Plimpton 322
- Johannes Bolyai and Nicolai Ivanovitch Lobachevsky
- The Number “e”
- Giralamo Cardano
- Tartaglia, the Stammerer
- Lodovico Ferrari
- Describe An Orbit
- Napier and Briggs

**Below are library books: **

#1-#5 - The Age of Genius 1300-1800, Bradley

#6-#14 - The Birth of Mathematics Ancient Times to 1300, Bradley

#15-#16 - The Foundations of Mathematics 1800-1900, Bradley

#17-#26 - Agnesi to Zeno

#27-#28 - The History of Mathematics - Numbers

#29-#30 - The History of Mathematics - Algebra

#31-#37 - Men Of Mathematics, Bell

#38-#40 - History of Mathematics, Boyer

#41 - Vol.1 Mathematics - People, Problems, Results - Campbell and Higgins

#42-#43 - The Library of Greek Philosophers

**Format:**

Your paper should consist of 4 pages:

- The Title Page
- 2 pages of content
- Source Page

**Spell everything correctly. Use spell check.**

**Turn it in on time.**

**Do well. Be happy.**