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The Life and Mathematical Achievements of Archimedes
Archimedes Archimedes was one of the biggest mathematical geniuses this world has ever seen. Many of his inventions and ideas still play a role in the world we live in today. Archimedes was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias. He was born in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. Syrac...
Mathematics Requires as Much Creativity as the Arts
'Mathematics is as creative an endeavor as the arts'. To most people Art and Math are exactly opposite of each other, for example people believe that Art is affected by the left side of the brain, whereas Math is affected by the right side of the brain. Then there is the fact that art is open to interpretation and Math i...
The Importance of Mathematics in Everyday Life
Mathematics as we know it, is a discipline that each and every one of us requires in our daily lives. Without it, the world would simply be a dangerous place to live. Would it even be possible to carry out most of the currently achieved inventions and discoveries? The answer would simply be a no! Maths has played a big part...
The Square of Hypotenuse is Equal to the Sum of the Squares of the Other Two Sides - Knowledge or Belief?
I would argue that the proposition that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides is in fact knowledge that is a justified, true belief. The Pythagorean Theorem provides us with empirical evidence to prove its justification. If the triangle had a right angle (90°) and you made a...
An Introduction to Goldbach's Conjecture, a Famous Open Problem in Additive Number Theory
Mathematical Analysis of Goldbach’s Conjecture Goldbach’s Conjecture is a famous open problem in additive number theory. Essentially, the conjecture says that every even number that is greater than or equal to four can be written as the sum of two prime numbers. Prime numbers are integers that are greater than one, but onl...