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History of Math
18 Jan 2018
Oldest known mathematical artifacts from Africa
Writing first developing in Ancient Near East, mathematics emerging as a specific activity.
Rhind Papyrus Created, contained extensive tables used as aids to computation and a collection of problems
Invention of Paper in China
Liu Hui publishes "The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art" which may have been written in 100 BCE
Indian "Vedas" published, containing some mathematical knowledge, mostly in regards to how to build altars.
Indians using place value decimal system
Indian numeral system spreads to Baghdad, and from there to Europe
Political and Social life in Europe become stable enough to allow for education to thrive
Book of Calculation published by Pisa
"The Grounde of Artes" is published by Robert Recorde and is incredibly popular
Algebra begins to take its modern shape
Descartes creates modern algebraic notation
Descartes and Fermat link algebra and geometry
Newton and Leibniz independently discover calculus
Greek Mathematical Period
Plato and Aristotle
Islamic Mathematical Tradition
Leonardo de Pisa
Pierre de Fermat
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