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# An Introduction and a Brief History of Mathematics

In my years studying math Ive realized that math is essential for life Having this said It is quite obvious that math could easily be as old as humanity itself Prehistoric men has interests in geometric figures in their pottery As we first learn in out toddler years to count with our fingers it is almost certain that barbarians as some call prehistoric men used this system And according to the Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia there is proof that they based their mathematics on a system of 5 10 etc The earliest records of advanced mathematics come from the cities of Babylonia and Ancient Egypt in 3000 BC The Greeks really advanced humanity in Mathematics Mathematics like Pythagoras Hippocrates and Thales who advanced math in an astonishing level The level of comprehension that the Greeks had was astonishing They were the first to fully understand the pyramid The invention of the Pythagorean theorem was brilliant Great ads to geometry were made They also began trigonometry Islamic Mathematics date back to ninth century AD Indian people were already performing algebra problems Muslims also expanded the theory of numbers and explained many ways of solving equations They were also responsible for the expansion of Math in the West to Europe The Renaissance Mathematics was a period of many great discoveries For one Infinity had begun to be used in the end of the 15th century and beginning of the 16th century AD of coarse There was also discoveries of algebraic solutions to cubic and quadratic equations The Renaissance also gave way to the beginning of algebraic symbolism a b c Also great developments in the next century by Sir Isaac Newton from England In the 17th century many new great steps for math were made For starters the probability theory was made and later proven Sir Isaac Newton as well as some other mathematicians made the creation of calculus and differential and

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