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Mathematicians and Math Topics (Tillman College Algebra and Trig): The Assignment

Basic Details of the Assignment

Mathematics Research Assignment



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.


  1. John Napier and Henry Briggs
  2. Sir Isaac Newton
  3. Gottfried Leibniz
  4. Leonhard Euler
  5. Determining the Value of PI
  6. Pythagoras of Samo
  7. Thales of Miletus
  8. Euclid
  9. Archimedes
  10. Hypatia of Alexandria
  11. Aryabhata I
  12. Brahmagupta
  13. Al-Khwarizmi
  14. Leonardo Fibonacci
  15. Carl Frederich Gauss
  16. Niels Henrik Abel
  17. Calendars of the Ancient World
  18. Ancient References to PI
  19. Early Astronomy
  20. Napier Invents Logarithms
  21. Birth of Complex Numbers
  22. The Golden Ratio and Rectangle
  23. The Calculus Controversy
  24. Pythagoras and President Garfield
  25. The Parallel Postulate
  26. Brief Pi Tales
  27. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Mayan, and Chinese Number Systems
  28. An Evolving Concept of Numbers
  29. Mesopotamia - The Beginnings of Algebra
  30. Egyptian and Chinese Algebra
  31. Rene Descartes - Algebra in Geometry and Analysis
  32. Pierre de Fermat - Algebra in Geometry and Analysis
  33. The Life of Fermat
  34. The Life of Pascal
  35. The Life of Newton
  36. The Life of Euler
  37. The Life of Gauss
  38. The Life of Archimedes
  39. The Life of Apollonius
  40. Newton and Leibniz
  41. Evolution of Mathematics in Ancient China
  42. The Life of Euclid
  43. The Life of Pythagoras
  44. The Calendars - Babylonian, Gregorian, Mayan
  45. Mathematics of the Great Pyramid
  46. The History of the Abacus
  47. The Rhind Papyrus
  48. Galieo Galilei
  49. Johann Kepler
  50. John Wallis
  51. Heron of Alexander
  52. The Slide Rule
  53. The History of PI
  54. Apollonius and Conic Sections
  55. Plimpton 322
  56. Johannes Bolyai and Nicolai Ivanovitch Lobachevsky
  57. The Number “e”
  58. Giralamo Cardano
  59. Tartaglia, the Stammerer
  60. Lodovico Ferrari
  61. Describe An Orbit
  62. 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



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.

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