From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries (22 page)

Napier’s bones
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Newton, Isaac
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Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
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normal distribution
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number systems:

base-60 (sexagesimal)
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Chinese
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Greek
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Hindu
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Hindu-Arabic
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,
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Mesopotamian
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and placing of digits
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Ockham’s razor
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operators
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operators and symbols
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Boolean
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Oughtred, William
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Pacioli, Luca
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paradoxes
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parallel postulate
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Pascal, Blaise
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triangle of
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Wager of
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Perelmann, Grigori
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perfect numbers
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pi
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Pirahã people
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Plato
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Platonic solids
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Poincaré Conjecture
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polyhedrons
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prime number theorem
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prime numbers
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no pattern to
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Principia Mathematica
(Newton)
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probability
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density function of
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Pythagoras
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Diophantus’s interest in
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Pythagorean triples
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Qin Jiushao
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quadratic equations
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Rahn, Johann
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Ramanujan, Srinvasa
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Recorde, Robert
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Renaissance and after
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Rhind Papyrus
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Riemann Hypothesis
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Romans
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numerals of
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set theory
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SETI
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Shannon, Claude
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sheep
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Sierpi
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ski, Waclaw
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sine
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slide rule
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Socrates
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square roots
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standard deviation
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Sylvester II, Pope
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symbols and operators
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tangent
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,
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Tartaglia, Niccolò Fontana
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tetrahedral numbers
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Teutsche Algebra
(Rahn)
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Thales
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three-body problem
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triangles:

area of
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equilateral
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and fractals
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imaginary
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Pascal’s
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similar
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triangular numbers
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trigonometry
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trigrams
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triples
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turbulence, mathematics of
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Turing, Alan
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Turing test
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turning points
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Venn, John
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Vitruvian Man
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Wallis, John
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weather
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weird numbers
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Yang Hui
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Zeno
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zero
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Zu Chongzhi
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