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Ancient Greeks and Modern Math
A discussion of the contributions of the ancient Greeks to modern mathematics.
# 122068 | 1,500 words | 14 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Greek and Roman) , Mathematics (General)

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This paper looks at the contribution of the ancient Greek civilization to modern day mathematics. In particular, the paper considers the contribution of the ancient Greeks to geometry. It covers Euclid, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Thales, Apolllonius, Nicomedes, Anaxogorass, Auchytas, Eurocius, Eudoxus, Menaechmus. and Aristarchus.

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"Ancient Greece was one ancient civilization which probably contributed the most to modern day mathematics, particularly to geometry since that seems to be the field they excelled at. It gave us such things as Pythagoras' theorem and Euclidean geometry, the value of volumes of circles and columns and solved problems such as doubling the cube squaring the circle and trisecting an angle. Euclid, though he is not believed to have developed many theorems in geometry himself was the first to come up with a..."

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