Mathematics

Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin\'s scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washingto
Hinduism Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith, or Sanatana Dharma according to Navaratna S. Rajaram of Hinduism today. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. On of the primary beliefs in Hinduism is seeing the essential truth in all religions, or sarva dharma samatva. Hiduism is more than a religion. It is a way life for true believers worldwide. Although the majority of Hindu people reside in India, there is a growing number of Hindu people here in the United States. H
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was one of a few scientists that change the way we look at the world Today. He was born in 1879 and die on 1955. In that time he made many theories on how the world works. Einstein got married twice once to a class mate and once his cousin. Einstein also like music and he played the violin. Albert Einstein is on of few scientist who had changed the way the world works today. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany on March 14 1879. He died in Princeton on April 18
Huckleberry Finn CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of "stretching the truth" in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you,
Amedeo Avogadro Amedeo Avogadro Italian physicist who originated the hypothesis that the equal volumes of all gasses, under the same pressure and temperature conditions, contain the same number of molecules. Avogadro made this hypothesis in 1811. It has since been fully proven and is now known as Avogadro’s law. Avogadro was born in Turin, Italy, an August 9th, 1776, to an artistic family. Avogadro practiced law and then studied physics and mathematics. He was appointed professor of physics at V
Affirmative Action Affirmative action is defined as "practises in hirinf, promotions, and college admissions that favor a group previously hurt by discrimination against it" (Lexicon, pg. 14). The phrase "affirmative action" was first used in a racial discrimination context in Executive Order No. 10,925 issued by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. This executive order indicated that federal contractors should take affirmative action to ensure that job applicants and employees are treated "withou
Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire. When Isaac was three years old his mother left him in the care of his grandmother to get remarried. After his mother was widowed a second time, she sent Isaac to grammar school in Grantham. He was later sent to Trinity College, at the University of Cambridge in the summer of 1661. Newton received his bachelor’s degree in 1665. After avoiding college because of the plague he returned to
Nikola Tesla: Man of Lightning Section 1: Introduction Nikola Tesla was born at midnight between July 9 and 10, 1856, in Similjan, a small Croatian village. Tesla’s father, an orthodox priest had insisted Tesla follow in his path. His mother was unschooled yet highly intelligent. Tesla’s brother, Dane, died at the age of twelve which upset Tesla greatly "He became unusually preoccupied with the thought of death." (Beckhard 19), causing him to try and measure up to Dane\'s accomplishments. Tesla
Bill Gates Biographical Research Paper April 28, 1997 William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on th
Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker was one the best-known black people in early United States history. He was an astronomer, farmer, mathematician and surveyor. He contributed greatly to the rise of African Americans in science. Benjamin Banneker was born in 1731 near Baltimore. His grandmother, an Englishwoman, taught him how to read and write. For many year he attended a small school open to blacks and whites. There he developed an interest in mathematics and science. Later, while farming, he
Descartes How does Descartes try to extricate himself from the sceptical doubts that he has raised? Does he succeed? [All page references and quotations from the Meditations are taken from the 1995 Everyman edition] In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of \'Pure Enquiry\' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. By subjecting everything to doubt Descartes hoped to discover whatever was immune to it. In order to best understand
Michael Nostradamus For centuries Nostradamus\'s prophecies have inspired fear and controversy. His followers say he predicted the French Revolution, the birth and rise of Hitler, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Did he, as his believers\' claim, predict some of history\'s most monumental events - from the Great Fire of London to the launch disaster of the space shuttle Challenger? Nostradamus was typical of the Renaissance time period. He made many prophecies and was a major contributo
Rene Descartes Robin Yamaguchi Math 13 March 21, 1999 In the recent hit movie The Net, the character played by Sandra Bullock has her identity erased. Everyone doubted her existence. This was not, however, the first time someone\'s existence was questioned. In the early 17th century a philosopher, who is named Descartes, questioned his own existence. His life was dedicated to the founding of a philosophical and mathematical system in which all sciences were coherent. Descartes was born in 1596 i
The Greatness that is Benjamin Franklin “The First American” A Printer’s Epitaph The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believ’d, appear once more, In a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and amended By the Author. He was born Jan. 6, 1706. Died 17- Composed by Franklin at twenty-two years of age. Benjamin Franklin was b
Adolf Hitler At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attenuated church regularly and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good grades in most of his c
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, was one of the most brilliant men in history. His interests were boundless, and his accomplishments were great and varied. He was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, politician, scientist, architect, inventor, pioneer in scientific farming, musician, and writer, and was the foremost spokesmen for democracy in his day. He was born at Shadwell in Goochland County, Virginia on April 13, 1743, to Jane Randolph and Peter Jeffer
ARISTOTLE Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named H
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happened during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and its economy was agriculturally based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was
The Civil War The American Civil War The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Confeder
Gender The topic of my research has been differences in math learning and aptitude between boys and girls. This topic was suggested to me by my mentor, Mike Millo, as it is of particular interest to him. Mr. Millo is an Algebra teacher at Ball High. Much has been made of gender differences in math by the popular media and Mr. Millo felt that it would be interesting to examine this topic and explore the findings of educational researchers. I also found this topic personally intriguing as I am cur
Euclid of Alexandria Euclid of Alexandria was born around the year 330? BC and died around the year 275? BC. But nothing is certain, including the location of his birth and exact nationality. He is thought to have been of Greek or Alexandrian origin. He probably studied mathematics and philosophy in Athens and made a living by tutoring others in mathematics. Euclid then settled in Alexandria, a colony in Greece, and taught math at a university that he was recognized as a scholar. His writing dif
ONE CRAZY DAY!!!! Once upon a time, there was a very wise, young mole named Ms. Moleachamp. She was the wisest mole ever to walk the earth. But Ms. Moleachamp had one weakness, TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL!!! She had a magical tail that would help the Rangers win when they needed it, but she would mainly help Pudge (Not that he needed much help at all!). When Ms. Moleachamp watches baseball, Louisville Sluggers grow out of her head, like crazy hair. One crazy day, Ms. Moleachamp was on her way to a Ra
Civilizations It was 3 milleniums BC that the first civilizations started to develop in the ancient orient (ancient Near East), Mesopotamia and Egypt. There were other great civilizations that were developing at about the same time like ancient China. These three civilizations were developed around river valleys. The Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations both used religions and mystical beliefs to built their ethical views so did the Shang civilization of ancient China. These great civilizatio
Lewis Carroll in Wonderland I. Through the writings of Lewis Carroll in the story Alice in Wonderland the difference between fantasy and reality can be seenthrough the eyes of a child. The stories created by Carroll are a combination of make believe stories made to entertain children he talked to on an almost daily basis. Seen as odd by adults in society Carroll better associated himself with children because of his stammering disability when speaking. A. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson B. Alice in Won
Pierre de Fermat Pierre de Fermat was born on August 20, 1601 in southwestern France. The son of a wealthy leather merchant he soon developed a great love for numbers and mathematics. I chose to do this project about him because he is responsible for numerous theorems concerning probability, calculus, analytical geometry, and prime numbers. Furthermore, he is also responsible for the creation of one of the greatest mathematical riddles of all time. Probability, Calculus, and Analytical Geometry
Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya On January 15, 1850 in Moscow, Russia, Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was born as the second child of Vasily Korvin-Krukovsky and Velizavela Shubert, both well-educated members of Russian nobility. Sofia was educated by tutors and governesses in her family\'s country estate in Palabino and St. Petersburg. Sofia became interested in mathematics at a very young age. Her uncle, Pyotr Vasilievich Krukovsky, spoke about mathematics to her. When Sofia was 11 years old, her
Programming Languages All first programming languages (FORTRAN, LISP and COBOL) were designed in such a way that the individual instruction had a close relationship to the machine instructions. The programs were nevertheless better in these programming languages for humans to understand than in the language assembler. In April 1957, IBM had succeeded with a large throw of FORTRAN. This first compiled language enjoyed soon of large popularity, however it was legally protected IBM\'s mental proper
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher, and scientist. His many contributions in the fields of science, mathematics, rational thought, scientific method, and astrononomy established him as one of the great minds in history. Many consider Descartes as the first of the modern school of mathematics. He is also often called the father of modern philosophy. He was one of the founders of coordinate geomoetry and algebraic notation, and his interest in astronomy led to ma
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in the small town of Ulm, in Southern Germany, near Europe’s longest river, the Danube. His parents, Hermann and Pauline, were Jewish. His father was an electrician who was also interested in electrical inventions. However he was very unsuccessful in his business, and as soon as Albert was born, the family moved to Munich. As a child Einstein was very lonely and shy. He preferred to play with himself in the parks and woods. He first rea
CHAOS AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Chris Shuler Stefan Cairn and Roger Roy Honors Seminar February 17, 1999 Throughout my life I have not yet witnessed anything that has given me an intellectual challenge so I do not bother to try. Well this course has given me that challenge I have been looking for and I had to narrow my topic down from one of many to just one. Since I am good at mathematics and have not tried at that since second grade I decided not to go that way, as I said before I wanted a chal
HITLER At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attended church regularly and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks in most of his classes. H
Leonardo Da Vinci In an age of exploration, Leonardo was the boldest explorer of all. As Cooper writes, while his fellow countryman Christopher Columbus was discovering America, Leonardo in a sense was discovering the world (3). Leonardo had one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance. His inventions were ahead of his time. His art set the standard for later Renaissance artists. Most impressive is his variety of talents and achievements. He mastered all his subjects of study. He is the symbol o
Descartes Descartes was a "jack of all trades", making major contributions to the areas of anatomy, cognitive science, optics, mathematics and philosophy. Underlying his methodology is the belief that all science is based on mathematics. This is manifested in his unification of ancient geometry and his new alegbra based on the Cartesian coodinate system. For Descartes, certainty in philosphy and in mathematics is gained through understanding. We may know that two apples and two apples makes four
Response Paper I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the most studied and splendid displays in architecture and art in Western Civilization; The Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. This opportunity came up rather suddenly and when I learned that I would be visiting Mexico, I knew this was one of the places I wanted to see. I have friends who have visited these ruins and spoke about their beauty as well as the challenge of climbing El Castillo of Pyramid of Kukulcan, the center
The Life of Amadeo Avogadro Lorenzo Romano Amadeo Carlo Avogadro, was born in Turin, Italy, on the 9th of August, 1776. He was the son of Count Filippo Avogadro and Anna Maria Vercellone. Avogadro\'s father was a well known lawyer and a civil servant. His father was made president of the state of Vittorio. Avogadro went to school in Turin and at the age of twenty he had his doctrine in ecclesiastical law. In spite of his successful legal career Avogadro showed interest in natural philosophy. In
James Cook James Cook was a British naval captain, navigator, and explorer, who explored the sea ways and coasts of Canada. He also conducted three expeditions to the Pacific Ocean, ranging from the Antarctic ice fields to the Bering Strait and from the coasts of North America to Australia and New Zealand. James Cook was the son of a farmhand migrant from Scotland. While he was still a child, his father became the foreman on a farm in a neighboring village. He showed signs of an inquiring and ab
The Life of Rene\' Descartes Rene\' Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher and anatomist. He contributed a great deal to modern ideas , particularly those concerned with geometry. He was known in his time as a mechanist, because he believed that nature could be explained through rational means, and inherent patterns could be found. During his life, Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible. Rene\' Descartes was born on March, 31 1596 in La Haye, Touraine, which was a
Greek and Roman Architecture 1. Both Greek and Roman architecture differed in style. Greek sculptures were mainly statues that represented heroes of that era. They were used to portray the architect\'s views of the person or place being recreated. When reconstructing the Parthenon, three column styles were used: ionic, Corinthian, and Doric. Greeks also used paint to add a finishing touch to some sculptures. Although some Roman architecture was based on the same style as the Greek models, Romans
Women vs. Men in the Work Force In Mrs. Burrows’ seventh grade English class, I wrote a paper entitled Women vs. Men in the Work Force. I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences, percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing. In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, “women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job.” I remember finding that out and asking my dad why th
A Discussion on Multimedia Multimedia, or mixed-media, systems offer presentations that integrate effects existing in a variety of formats, including text, graphics, animation, audio, and video. Such presentations first became commercially available in very primitive form in the early 1980s, as a result of advances that have been made in digital compression technology-- particularly the difficult area of image compression. Multimedia online services are obtainable through telephone/computer or t
Teachers Description of Occupation/Work Performed An Elementary School teacher teaches kindergarten and elementary school student\'s academic, social, and physical skills. They plan age appropriate activities including many hands-on exercises. A teacher will prepare lessons, assign homework, evaluate student performance, and maintain classroom discipline. She or he can use games, music, artwork, films, computers, and other technology to teach children basic skills. All teachers grade papers, pre
Virgil Virgil was born on the ides of October, during the first consulship of Gnaeus Pompeius the Great and Marcus Licinius Crassus, in a region called Andes, not far from Mantua. While his mother was pregnant with him, she dreamed that she gave birth to a laurel branch, which struck root when it touched the earth and sprang up on the spot, so that it looked like a full-grown tree, stuffed with diverse fruits and flowers. And the following day, while she was making for the neighboring fields wit
Computer Engineering Throughout today’s society there is no way that you could accurately say technology has not, and will not, influence us anymore. Current technology is moving at such a faster pace, that it is incredible what sorts of things we have. So whom do we give all of the credit to? Who or whom was it that was and is moving technology forward? Well, believe it or not, it’s the engineers’ job, not seclusively, but in general. Their career is based on finding, building, researching, cre
Roger Bacon Roger Bacon was an English Scholastic philosopher who studied geometry, music, and astronomy. He was born in 1214 and died in 1294. He was born in Ilchester, Somersetshire and he was educated at the Oxford and the University of Paris. It was at Oxford where he attained an interest in math and science. Upon his tenure at Oxford he joined a religious group called the Franciscans. The Franciscans were a religious order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1208. They, as a way of life,
English and Secondary Education A girl sat in the middle of a full classroom. She went unnoticed by her classmates and by the professor standing at the chalkboard. The girl listened to the day’s lecture as if in a trance. Her teacher talked with such enthusiasm about the piece the class was studying. He went on about how the writer manipulated words and their connotations, and the writer’s ability to manipulate the English language. Her teacher continued to praise the writer for his ability to h
Early Life After attending school at Arau he returned to the Zurich Polytechnic and graduated in the spring of 1900 as a secondary school teacher of mathematics and physics. By that time he had given up German citizenship in favor of Swiss in fear of the draft. He worked a mere two months as a mathematics teacher before becoming an examiner at the Swiss patent office in Bern. Having now financial security he married his university girlfriend Mileva Maric. Who gave birth to his first born in 1904
Albert Einstein Devin Cuevas Armendariz 8-7 My report will be about Albert Einstein and what his life was about. Also what kinds of theories he thought about. Albert Einstein lived between the years of (1879-1905). His life began when he was born in Prinstone, New Jersey in 1879, March 14. Albert Einstein was born with bright brown eyes, round cheeks, and a little bit of black hair. Albert Einstein started school when he was five years-old. Albert Einstein was Jewish, but still went to a Catholi
Landscape Architecture as a Career A landscape architect is an individual who arranges and modifies the effects of natural scenery over a tract of land so as to produce the best aesthetic effect for the land^Ňs use. Landscape architecture is the design profession which applies artistic, cultural, and scientific knowledge to the design, planning, and development of the land. Landscape architects accept certain responsibilities related to the health and welfare of the public and are concerned with
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes Drugs are major problem in our society today. Although the Canadian government has taken measures against drugs, in stiffening laws concerning the cultivation and trafficking of drugs and various media awareness programs, the problem continues to get worse. The government is exercising many options to control the problem or even solve the problem. It seems as if the "war on drugs" is a futile war or at least next to impossible to win. The government
Marie Curie Marie Sklodowska Curie was one of the first woman scientists to win world-wide fame and win a Nobel prize. She was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Her family was poor and consisted of her mother, a musician, her father, a teacher and her three older sisters and her brother. Her family took in boarders, one of which had a deadly disease, which her mother later died of. She was raised in a family that valued education. She got late start with her education, however, and obt