History of mathematics facts for kids
History of mathematics is how mathematics has developed over time. Early maths by Babylonians and Egyptians was built upon by Greeks such as Euclid, Archimedes, Pythagoras and Eratosthenes. Other important figures include Fibonacci, Descartes, Leonhard Euler, Blaise Pascal and Gauss.
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Geometry problem on a clay tablet belonging to a school for scribes; Susa, first half of the 2nd millennium BCE

Apollonius of Perga made significant advances in the study of conic sections.

Title page of the 1621 edition of Diophantus' Arithmetica, translated into Latin by Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac.

The Tsinghua Bamboo Slips, containing the world's earliest decimal multiplication table, dated 305 BC during the Warring States period

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art, one of the earliest surviving mathematical texts from China (2nd century AD).

The numerals used in the Bakhshali manuscript, dated between the 2nd century BCE and the 2nd century CE.

Page from The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing by Muhammad ibn Mūsā alKhwārizmī (c. AD 820)

Nicole Oresme (13231382), shown in this contemporary illuminated manuscript with an armillary sphere in the foreground, was the first to offer a mathematical proof for the divergence of the harmonic series.

Leonhard Euler by Emanuel Handmann.

Explanation of the sine rule in Yuktibhāṣā

The absolute value of the Gamma function on the complex plane.
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