# Mathematics Essays, Research Papers & Term Papers (233) essays

*Mathematics* essays:

#### John Nash: Madman Mathematician

... learning there. His primary learning was done at home. Nash entered Bluefield College in West Virginia in 1941. He engaged in mathematics and science courses. His tendency towards mental illness showed here, although the signs were not noticed by others. Nash drew weird cartoons of classmates ...

#### Sir Isaac Newton and his accomplishments with math and sciences.

... finished grammar school and attended Trinity College, University of Cambridge, at age 18. He started college in 1661 and while he was there he learned of the scientific revolution that had been going on in Europe. After abandoning college because of the style of teaching, he went on to study natural ...

#### Johannes Kepler

... in his university lectures he taught only the Ptolemaic system. Only in what we might call graduate seminars did he acquaint his students, among whom was Kepler, with the technical details of the Copernican system. Maestlin was a proponent of the heliocentric model of the solar system ...

#### Leonhard Euler

... the University of Basel under the Swiss mathematician Johann Bernoulli, obtaining his master's degree at the age of 16. In 1727, at the invitation of Catherine I, empress of Russia, Euler became a member of the faculty of the Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. He was appointed professor of ...

#### Tackling a paradox: Do we or don't we arrive at the destination?

... the different nature of Bs (arriving points) may shed some light upon the dilemma: Realistically speaking, B is a place, not a single point. It's a tree, or stone, or a cottage at the end of the road, where is 100 meter away from the ...

#### Finding patterns in Pascal's Triangle: Pascal and the 12 days of Christmas.

... teach elementary aged children about Pascal's Triangle , especially with a popular Christmas song. The second step in this process will combine the gifts given on each of the days. For example on day 1 there is one partridge in a pear tree. By day two the true ...

#### Applied Statistics in Business and Economics Quiz 2 With Instructor Notes

... of the above properties. Answer: B20. Which of the following distributions is not discrete?A) Binomial. B) Geometric. C) PoissonD) Normal. Answer: D21. In a randomly-chosen month, which probability model would you use to describe the number of accidents at the intersection of ...

#### Measuring Volume of a Bottle - Investigation

... the different factors affecting the shape of the bottle. These are also the things that keep me from getting as accurate volume as possible. The weird dimensions and uneven shapes of the bottle strictly limit us from calculating the perfect volume. I could check my results in ...

#### Johann Karl Friedrich Gauss

... the Duke of Brunswick. Following the death of the duke in 1806, Gauss became director (1807) of the astronomical observatory at Göttingen, a post he held until his death. He was considered the greatest mathematician of his time and as the equal of Archimedes and Newton, Gauss showed his genius ...

#### Research and Decision Making – CoffeeTime

... attendance would have to be estimated in order to predict the number of potential customers before and after movies. Limitations of the DataCooper and Schindler (2003) state "As a decision maker, you should question the value of research where no limitations are reported" (p. 17). In the light of ...