## The great mathematiciansA biography of mathematics includes stories of great mathematicians from the 6th century B.C. to the present |

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Academy algebra analysis ancient Apollonius Arabic Archytas arithmetic astronomy Athens Axiom of Archimedes became Bernoulli Briggs calculus called Cayley century circle conic contemporary cube cubic equation curve Democritus Desargues Descartes Diophantus discovered discovery early Egypt Egyptian ellipse equal equation Euclid Eudoxus Euler example fact famous Fermat figure fluxions followed formula friends Gauss gave genius given Greek mathematics Gregory Hamilton Hippocrates history of mathematics important interest invented irrational numbers Kepler known Lagrange later learning Leibniz length lived logarithm lonius Maclaurin mathe mathematicians maticians matics measure Menaechmus method method of exhaustions Napier natural Newton notation numbers once original Pappus parabola Pascal philosophers planet planetary Plato principle problem Professor of Mathematics proof proved pupils Pythagoras Pythagorean quaternions Ramanujan ratio remarkable right angles solution solved square straight line surface symbol Thales theorem theory of numbers things thought tion triangle Wallis whole numbers wonderful