80-110 The Nature of Mathematical Reasoning
Wednesday, July 5, 2000
Due Friday, July 7, 2000
This homework should eventually become a part of the glossary of your portfolio.
An excellent place to find the relevant information is the website of
the MacTutor History of Mathematics
(www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/index.html). There is also a link to it from
the course website.
- Find the dates of birth and
death of the following mathematicians: Thales, Pythagoras, Plato,
Eudoxos, Aristotle, Euclid,
Draw a timeline of these mathematicians.
Write a short entry for each of these people, containing their dates
and stating their major achievements.