Rene Descartes: French Mathematician and Philosopher
– … 9). Faced with the fact that he is capable of doubt, Descartes hypothesized that he is imperfect and since there is an order to the world and perfection outside of human existence, this is proof of an all-powerful perfect being, God. This six part essay, translated from French to English many times in its time since the 17th century, serves to preface many of the more scientific based works of Descartes (Kraus & Hunt, 2007). Descartes asks the hard questions in the reality of human existence in this most vital portion of the Discourse….
Sir Isaac Newton: Brilliant Mathematician and Scientist
– S ir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and a mathematician who was also one of the greatest scientists that ever lived. In the branch of physics, he discovered the three laws of motion and was the first person to explain gravitation, defining the nature of mass, force, weight and acceleration. To truly understand Sir Isaac Newton we must first look back at his childhood. Newton was born in the country of Lincolnshire, England on January 4th, 1643 according to modern reckoning. His father died just months before he was even born and when he was only three years old, his mother had left him in the care of his grandmother….
African American Mathematician, Evelyn Boyd Granville
– … This was the start of her discovering her career. When she graduated from high school, she attended Smith College with much her from herself and her family. Her mother sister and her mother gave her $500.00 to start with in college and Evelyn also worked a summer job to help her prepare for college. The job she worked at was the National Bureau of Standards and people doubted her of how she could afford to go to Smith College. She basically worked hard and earned her first scholarship (Student Aid Society) from Smith College….
Rene Descartes Mathematician
– Rene Descartes: “Father of Modern Mathematics” 1596-1650 Rene Descartes was born in La Haye, Touraine (France) in March of 1596 and died at Stockholm on February 11, 1650. Rene, the second of a family of two sons and one daughter, was sent to the Jesuit School at La Fleche at the early age of eight. Since he was of poor health he was permitted to lie in bed till late in the mornings, a custom which he always followed. When Pascal visited in 1647 he told him that the only way to do good work in mathematics and to preserve his health was never to allow anyone to make him get up in the morning before he felt like it On leaving school in 1612 Descartes went to Paris to…
Mathematician: John Forbes Nash Jr.
– … After starting his college career with a major in chemical engineering, he later switched to chemistry and eventually mathematics. He later graduated with a bachelor of science in mathematics and a master of science in mathematics in 1948. After graduation he started his graduate studies at Princeton University. During Nash’s time at Princeton, he worked on his equilibrium theory. In 1950 he earned a Ph.D. with a dissertation on non-cooperative games. This thesis contained what would later be recognized as the Nash Equilibrium….