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History of Math

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Welcome to the Web page for biographies of women in mathematics.

Math History Topics
A few of the many topics you can explore are Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics, pi through the ages, the beginnings of set theory, and orbits and gravitation.

Mathematicians of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Available here are accounts of the lives and works of seventeenth and eighteenth century mathematicians (and some other scientists), adapted from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908).

Mathematicians of the Day
Mathematicians born on this day. Mathematicians who died on this day.

Memory, Mental Arithmetic, and Mathematics
All the mathematicians whose biographies are given in this archive exhibited extraordinary mental powers. In this article, look at a few mathematicians who have shown extraordinary powers of memory and calculating.

Welcome to the MacTutor
This site contains a wealth of information on the history of mathematics.




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