Essays Tagged: "Arithmetic"

Euclidean Geometry

y plane and solid geometry but also much of what is now known as algebra,trigonometry, and advanced arithmetic.Through the ages, the propositions have been rearranged, and many of theproofs are differ ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Carl Friedrich Gauss

of being an extraordinaryyouth. As a child prodigy, he was self taught in the fields of readingand arithmetic. Recognizing his talent, his youthful studies wereaccelerated by the Duke of Brunswick in ... product of real linear and/or real quadratic factors.At the age of 24, he published Disquisitiones arithmeticae, inwhich he formulated systematic and widely influential concepts andmethods of number ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Leonardo Da Vinci

istook it for magic (Cooper 15). He learned mathematics as a young boy, but amazingly he was bad at arithmetic. Found in some of his notes was an error in multiplying (8).Many more areas of productive ...

(4 pages) 179 0 2.4 Jun/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

China's philosophies: Legalism, Daoism, and Confucianism, along with an explanation of how China influenced Japan.

ser from Shandong mastered the six arts of ritual, music, artery, chariot driving, calligraphy, and arithmetic. Confucianism was a philosophy founded by Confucius who lived from 551-479 B.C.E Confuciu ...

(4 pages) 219 1 3.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A brief essay about Carl Gauss written for my statistics class.

dern technology.Gauss was recognized as a prodigy at an early age. He had taught himself reading andarithmetic by the age of three. It has been written that at this age Gauss pointed out afiguring err ... uss pointed out afiguring error his father had made. At the age of 10, he was permitted to attend anarithmetic class where his genius was recognized and nurtured by a teacher namedButtner. When Gauss ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Benjamin Franklin

age he was sent to grammar school. He did very well in reading and writing but was struggling with arithmetic. In order to learn a trade, Ben's father took him out school at the age of 12. Ben was se ...

(9 pages) 80 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Who was Heloise?

en she met Abelard, but she had already mastered the traditional liberal arts of grammar, rhetoric, arithmetic, music, geography and astronomy, as well as theology. She attended some of his lectures a ...

(8 pages) 44 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays


ved a lot of inspiration from the Babylonians. The merchants of Greece, being very good at business arithmetic, became teachers of this subject all over the world. Pythagoras is described as a pure ma ...

(6 pages) 76 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Biography of the most reluctant 'Jacques Charles François Sturm' Biographical study University Bachelor of science.

in Geneva about 50 years before Charles-François's birth. Jean-Henri Sturm was a teacher of arithmetic who had married Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Gremay. Charles-François's parents gave hi ...

(5 pages) 44 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Forensic crime scene investigations.

d never look at it the same. My responsibility right now is to make you aware how this job includes arithmetic in its every day schedule.I personally find this occupation to be exceedingly interesting ...

(8 pages) 432 2 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The importance of arithmetic in math

Arithmetic is the ABC of math. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the basics of ... g with the number line as well. The properties are basically, proven ways to apply the mechanics of arithmetic into certain situations. You can usually find these situations within an equation. Some p ... lue is equal to every other number written the same way, "1." This is connected to the mechanics of arithmetic in the sense that all arithmetic operations assume that every number labeled "1" has a va ...

(3 pages) 133 1 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Use allusions from the movie "Devil's Arithmetic", describes how the movie succeeded in the creation of the Holocaust. What techniques they used, etc.

Devil's Arithmetic Equals SuccessTo most of the middle-class Americans, living in a two-story house while dr ... in agony. These images drag us back down to reality and uncover our blinded eyes. The movie Devil's Arithmetic is a cold splash of water that hits us in the face and wakes us up. Kirsten Dunst, who ha ... one of the greatest screenwriters of our time, sensibly linked the present with the past in Devil's Arithmetic. The movie begins with Hannah in a tattoo parlor considering getting a tattoo with her fr ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Biography of Samuel Gompers(first person)

e Jewish Free School in Bell Lane and learned rapidly all that was taught there - reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, and history. When I was ten I had to go to work and become an apprentice shoe ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ancient Egyptian Mathematics

asuring system to measure fields. The main thing they didn't have was place value.I will start with arithmetic. The Egyptian arithmetic was much harder than ours because half of it was guess and check ...

(3 pages) 62 0 2.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Secondary Education Gone Wrong

n college last year, twenty-nine percent needed at least one remedial class in reading, writing, or arithmetic. Taxpayers feel that these skills should have been mastered by the twelfth grade, seeing ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Political life of Niccolo Machiavelli

ucation at the age of seven, learning the principles of Latin grammar and rhetoric. He also learned arithmetic later as a teenager. There was not much more known about Machiavelli's early life, but he ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Rene Descartes Bio

led Descartes), Touraine, France. He was an amazing Philosopher who completely changed the world of arithmetic; he influenced many throughout the 17th century up till modern day.His only parent was hi ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Good information, difference between information and knowledge, how this information serves the information needs of the organisation.

e capable of using programs to process data (which has been input into the computer) and performing arithmetic or logical operations to supply results. Individual solitary items of data tell us nothin ...

(6 pages) 343 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Descartes' meditations: Descartes' discourse on method

e even though sane humans dream the same events and an insane human would live. Descartes says that arithmetic, geometry, and other such disciplines cannot be doubted because they deal with the most p ...

(4 pages) 160 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The purpse of education

"we want something nearer to duty and business." This means he favored more useful courses such as arithmetic and spelling. In Mann's eyes, however, an educated man had complete control over his dest ...

(4 pages) 210 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology