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Writing is first developed in Ancient Near EastRhind Papyrus, named after A. Henry Rhind is brought to England.Social Changes bring fertile time for mathematics to an end in Mesopotamia.Resurgence of interest in math for Babylonian astronomyInvention of PaperBeginning of Qin Dynasta, Emperor orders all books from earlier periods be burned.Liu Hui releases his annotated and supplemented, The Nice Chapters on the Mathematical ArtEarliest record of mathematical arguments in GreekEuclid's ElementsThe first Greek mathematician, ThalesAlexandria in the center for Greek mathematicsArchimedes writes about areas and volumes of various curved figuresApollonius writes a treatise on conic sectionsGreek geometric problems provide motivation for the development of coordinate geometryGreek mathematics loses some of its creative flairMost important late Greek mathematician, Pappus releases his CollectionTheon prepared new editions of Euclid's Elements and daughter Hypatia releases commentaries on her father's workLast important Greek mathematician, Proclus releases commentary on Euclid's Elements influenced by neo-Platonic philosophyIslamic forces attacked and conquered all of North America, most of the Middle East and parts of Western EuropeAryabhataBrahmagupta & Bhaskara were among the first people to recognize and work with negative quantitiesBhaskara II, most important mathematician of medieval IndiaIndian mathematicians were using a place-value system based on powers of tenIslamic Empire stretches from western edge of India to parts of SpainMuhammad Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi, one of the earliest Arabic mathematicians. Wrote several enormously influential.After being translated into Latin, Al-Khwarzimi's book was the major source for Europeans who wanted to learn the new numeration systemAl-Khayammi releases an algebra book looking into how to solve an equation of degree 5Al-Khashi develops a method for approximating the nth root of a number\Political and social life in Western Europe settles down enough for people to focus on education againRobert of Chester translated Al-Khwarizmi's that Latinized "al-jabr" into "algebra"The Maya had developed a base-twenty place-value system for representing numbersJesuit schools had been established in many placesGalileo Galilei insists that one had to use mathematics in order to have a chance of understanding the worldJohannes Kepler discovers the planets move around the sun in elliptical orbitsBonaventura Cavalieri works with the "principle of indivisibles"Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz independently discover "derivatives"Maria Gaetana Agnesi is one of the first women to have an impact on modern mathematicsGreatest mathematician of the time, Leonard Euler. Studied with Johann BernoulliGeorge Berkeley releases criticism of the public atheism of a mathematician who argued that theology was speculative and uncertainSchools open and mathematicians are expected to teach (Europe)Carl Friedrich Gauss, dominant mathematical figureKarl Weierstrass is synonymous with rigor and precisionAlbert Einstein uses Reimann's approach to geometrySophie Germain learns math from notes of male friends and is uncredited for her results working with the mathematical theory of elastic surfaces that contributed to the eiffel towerFirst International Congress of Mathematics is held in ZurichICM invites David HilbertFormalists vs. IntuitionistsKurt Godel found a way to prove that it is impossible to find a proof that contradictions would not ariseSeminaire BourbakiInvention of Computers!Applied Mathematics is the same as Mathematical PhysicsThe seven "Millennium Problems" are at the Clay Mathematics InstitutePeriods

Old Babylonian Period. Mathematical information collected on tablets.Indian mathematics produces a wide range of interesting mathematicsThe House of WisdomTrigonometry was one of the major theme in mathematicsAlgebra takes center stageCalculus is the main theme of mathematicsTime of Rigor and ProfessionalismThe Golden Age of MathematicsSamantha Holcomb is studying Mathematics at Cal Poly SLO