Essays Tagged: "Pythagoras"


PythagorasPythagoras was a very significant person in the history of the world. He mademany contribu ... in the history of the world. He mademany contributions to the fields of math, music, and astronomy. Pythagoras's teachingsand beliefs that were once taught by him in his own school in ancient Greece, ... t were once taught by him in his own school in ancient Greece, are stilltaught today.The thing that Pythagoras is probably the most famous for is the PythagoreanTheorem. The Pythagorean Theorem is use ...

(2 pages) 102 1 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Classic World

s that formedthe basic element of science. From this basic element came the luxuries we enjoy today.Pythagoras, a mathematician, proved 'the relationship between the legs and thehypotenuse of a right ... s, and principles of a society were also contributed by variousphilosophers of the Classical World. Pythagoras founded the 'Rosicrucian Fellowship,' areligious and philosophical school. One of the thr ...

(2 pages) 76 2 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Pythagorean Theorem

ean Theorem. A particularly simple one is the scaling relationship for areas of similar figures.Did Pythagoras derive the Pythagorean Theorem or did he piece it together by studying ancient cultures; ... listen to those who wish to recount the ancient history we may find some who refer this theorem to Pythagoras, and say that he sacrificed an ox in honor of his discovery'. If this statement is consid ...

(2 pages) 128 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Biography of Pythagoras (Greek Philosopher and Mathematician)

Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and i ... ow much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes ... ews. The union of mathematical genius and mysticism is common enough.Originally, from Sámos, Pythagoras founded at Kroton (in southern Italy) a society, which was at once a religious community ...

(3 pages) 145 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Biography of the greek mathematician Pythagoras

PythagorasPythagoras was a Greek philosopher and mathematician. He was born in Samos, Ionia around 5 ... as born in Samos, Ionia around 580 b.c. Thales, who was another philosopher was the main teacher of Pythagoras. Pythagoras went to study further in Egypt so Thales couldn't teach him anymore. In Pytha ... on philosophy and religion. While in Crotona he discovered many things and even had some followers. Pythagoras' followers called themselves the Pythagoreans. In order to become a Pythagorean , you had ...

(1 pages) 85 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Greece and all about thier life styles.

hagorean Theory, Hippocratic Oath, limited democracy and more. Today those contributions benefit us.Pythagoras gave the Pythagorean Theory to us. He made a formula (a2+b2=c2); this formula is used to ...

(2 pages) 60 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


Greece, being very good at business arithmetic, became teachers of this subject all over the world. Pythagoras is described as a pure mathematician and is a very important person in the development of ... ame up with the Pythagorean theorem. His teacher Thales directed his attention towards Mathematics. Pythagoras and his fellow students were not intending to find a formula to solve mathematical proble ...

(6 pages) 76 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Euclidean Geometry.

hich are known as "axioms." The most known and hardest working mathematicians were probably Thales, Pythagoras, and the infamous Euclid. In 300 B.C. there was a mathematician from Alexandria called Eu ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

A summary of the work and discoveries made by Pythagoras and the Pythagorians.

PYTHAGORAS - The man behind the numbersThe Pythagoreans' special numbers1The number one was very spe ... 14 18 22Even-even 4 8 16 32 64Odd-even 12 20 28 36 42Odd-odd 9 15 21 27 33Prime numbers 3 5 7 11 13Pythagoras TheoremThe Pythagoras theorem states that the sum of the squares of the lengths of the tw ... they couldn't prove it. The first people we know proved it are the Pythagoreans, it might have been Pythagoras himself. Thereby they raised the rule to the status of a theorem.The theorem is important ...

(2 pages) 81 2 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Pythagorean vs. Equally Tempered Tuning is a paper discussing the differences, pros, and cons of the two systems of tuning musical instruments. Complete with 6 source bibliography.

tuning. However, this was not always the system in use. Before equal tempered tuning, there was the Pythagoras scale, developed about 2,500 years ago by Pythagoras. Although Pythagoras' scale sounded ... heir frequency is above our hearing range, but still within that of dogs.Discovered around 530 BCE, Pythagoras' Scale was a very natural sounding scale. It was first discovered, when Pythagoras realiz ...

(5 pages) 27 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Scientific Method

s. It might have been DaVinci becausehe was "A smart dude." There is also a good chance that it was Pythagoras, he wasalso "A smart dude.¹" I do know that it was created a long time ago, because ...

(3 pages) 338 1 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Plato, Theorotical Perspective

he learnt of a water clock and later introduced it into Greece. In Italy he learned of the work of Pythagoras and came to appreciate the value of mathematics. This was an event of great importance si ... tics. This was an event of great importance since from the ideas Plato gained from the disciples of Pythagoras, he formed his idea, that the reality which scientific thought is seeking must be express ...

(2 pages) 74 2 4.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Ancient Egyptian Music By: AR

ta, and had an even greater impact on Egyptian music than the Asiatic culture. One such example is, Pythagoras, who developed music theory based on mathematics.Among the very first instruments used in ...

(2 pages) 24 1 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

HUM 100 - Genius - Pythagoras

Pythagoras was considered to be the world's first pure mathematician. Many European philosophers cal ... r of philosophy. Various scientists will call him the father of science. To musicians, nonetheless, Pythagoras is the father of music. Pythagoras was also the founder of the Pythagorean School. Accord ... wn about him and his life. All that is known of him comes from what was recorded by those he taught.Pythagoras was born between 530-569 B.C., on the island of Samos in Greece. Pythagoras's father was ...

(5 pages) 73 1 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Genius Paper Pathagoras

. With this journey in mind, one of the most important studies in my journey was researching Pythagoras. For me, Pythagoras was a true philosopher in his own right, but known in history as a ge ... r me, Pythagoras was a true philosopher in his own right, but known in history as a genius. Without Pythagoras' theories and philosophies, math would not be known for what it is today and music may ha ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.1 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek Food and Culture

sacrifices and religious holidays. Vegetarianism has a long tradition in Greece. It was adopted by Pythagoras who did not eat meat for moral and religious reasons. This tradition has been kept by the ...

(2 pages) 53 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Gorgias: Existence Vs. Reality

f Athens and the Pellopenesian War. Other philosophers living in his time were Socrates, Plato, and Pythagoras. These men came up with many popular philosophies, including some that dealt with existen ... philosophies, including some that dealt with existence. Contrary to Gorgias' ideas, the philosopher Pythagoras believed that everything exists. Gorgias continued to teach and discuss different philoso ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Math And Music

these two arts, though it might be hard to connect at first, is, after a bit of study, unmistakable.Pythagoras was the first to discover the mathematical basis for music. He discovered that there was ... experiments with a musical instrument called a monochord, a stretched string with a movable bridge, Pythagoras found that the shorter the string, the higher the pitch (frequency). He then moved the br ...

(3 pages) 90 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


is underlying stuff was water. Heraclitus thought it was fire driven by "˜Logos' (ie reason?). Pythagoras thought the world could be explained by the form of quantity (i.e. numbers). Anaximenes t ... orld always existed ?(and will never end), requires that we separate the philosopher Promenades and Pythagoras from the other pre-Socratics because Parmenides and Pythagoras both give philosophies whi ...

(6 pages) 807 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mathematics Autobiography

ed to be the most difficult at that time. It involved a lot of consideration with the principles of Pythagoras. Ever since then, I came to appreciate the importance of its relationship with regards ot ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics