# Mathematicians

## Exponentiation

Exponentiation is one of the mathematical operations that replace multiple multiplications between equal numbers or variables, simplifying both writing and processing. If the exponent is greater than 1, the power is the product of as many factors as are indicated by the number of the exponent, all equal to the base. From this statement it is […]

## Euclid of Alexandria

Euclid of Alexandria (Ancient Greek: Εὐκλείδης – Eukleídēs, lived c. 300 BCE, Alexandria, Egypt) systematized ancient Greek and Near Eastern mathematics and geometry. He wrote The Elements, the most widely used mathematics and geometry textbook in history. Older books sometimes confuse him with Euclid of Megara. Modern economics has been called “a series of footnotes to Adam Smith,”

## Galileo Galilei

Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (/ˌɡælɪˈleɪoʊ ˌɡælɪˈleɪiˌ/, Italian: [ɡaliˈlɛːo ɡaliˈlɛi]; Pisa, February 15, 1564 – Arcetri, January 8, 1642) was an Italian physicist, astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, writer and academic, considered the father of modern science. A key figure in the Scientific Revolution for his explicit introduction of the scientific method (also called the “Galilean

## Pythagoras

Pythagoras (Ancient Greek: Πυθαγόρας, Pythagóras; Samos, between 580 BC and 570 BC – Metapontum, c. 495 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and legislator. Possibly the son of Mnesarchus, a well-known merchant and seal engraver, and Parthenides, one of the most beautiful women of Samos, later named Pythais, he was persuaded to follow

## Lord William Thomson Kelvin

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a British mathematician, mathematical physicist and engineer born in Belfast. At the age of twenty-two, he was appointed to the chair of physics at the University of Glasgow, where he established the first British university laboratory for the study of electrodynamics. Reconnecting

## Edmond Halley

Edmond (or Edmund) Halley (Haggerston, London, 1656 – Greenwich 1742) was an English astronomer, mathematician, and physicist. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John Flamsteed in 1720, at Greenwich Observatory and devoted himself for 18 years to continued lunar observations, coming to determine the acceleration of the Moon. He began his work

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