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# Famous Mathematicians

Name the mathematician based on the clues.
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 Hint Answer (287-212 BCE) Used the Method of Exhaustion to approximate the are of a circle. Archimedes (322-275 BCE) Wrote "The Elements" Euclid of Alexandria (578 - 505 BCE) Credited with the first formal proof of the relationship between the sides of a right triangle. Pythagoras of Samos (790-850) Wrote the first book on Algebra in which we are given the words "algebra" and "algorithm". Abu Ja'far Muhammed ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi (1170-1250) Developed a recursive sequence of numbers by adding two numbers together to get the next number. Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci (1323 - 1382) Mathematician credited with proving that the harmonic series diverges. Nicole d'Oresme (1540 1603) Introduced the modern algebra notation of using letters to represent unknown quantities. Francois Viete (1596-1650) Invented the xy-plane, creating analytic geometry. Rene Descarte (1550 - 1617) Invented logarithms John Napier (1601-1665) Worked on number theory; most famous for his "Last" Theorem. Pierre de Fermat (1623 - 1662) Invented [his] Triangle used for binomial expansions and probability calculations. Blaise Pascal (1643 - 1727) English mathematician who laid the groundwork for differential and integral calculus; most remembered for his formulation of the gravitation laws. Isaac Newton (1646-1716) German mathematician developed the present day notation of the derivative and integral. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz (1667 - 1754) Used trigonometric functions to represent complex numbers. Abraham De Moivre (1707 - 1783) Discovered the natural base, e. Leonhard Euler (1777-1855) Discovered a method for finding the sum of consecutive integers beginning with 1 at age 8. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1749 - 1827) Applied calculus to study the orbits of celestial bodies; also know for [his] transform. Pierre-Simon Laplace (1789 - 1857) Pioneered the study of real analysis, complex anlysis, and permutation groups. Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1826 - 1866) Used [his] sums to find the are under a curve. Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (1845 - 1918) Founded set theory and introduced the concept of infinite numbers. Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor
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