Format for Mathematician Rankin a list 4 paragraphs in total.
List of Matematician
- Name of highest ranked mathematician
- Name of second highest ranked mathematician
Name of third highest ranked mathematician
Introduction – one paragraph explaining what makes a mathematician’s contributions important to you and the world.
Body – Three paragraphs, , one for each mathematician, explaining how the mathematician’s contributions met your criteria.
- Conclusion – One paragraph comparing your previously assigned mathematician 1 to the mathematicians you chose as the top three. Explain whether your assigned mathematician 1 meets your criteria for inclusion 1 in the top three and if included,where in the top three your assigned mathematician would rank.
- Here the three Matematicians for this work :
Mary Fairfax Somerville
Born: 1780 in Jedburgh, Scotland
Died: 1872 in Italy
Approximately 80 years old at the time of death.
Mary is one of the few and outstanding female mathematicians that existed in Europe in the 19th century. The scholar was a mathematician, philosopher and geographer who worked and associated with the leading scientists and mathematicians of her time (O’Connor, & Robertson, 1999a). Her friends included Charles Babbage, Poisson and William Herschel.
Among Mary’s notable accomplishments was her translation and explanation of Laplace‘s Mécanique Céleste (O’Connor, & Robertson, 1999a). The work was unfamiliar with most of the mathematicians of the time from Britain. She also published books that include The connection of the physical sciences and also Physical geography, which was used up to the beginning of the 20th century in universities and colleges.
O’Connor, J. J., & Robertson, E. F. (1999a). Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville. Retrieved February 02, 2016, from http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Somerville.html
Evelyn Boyd Granville
Born: May 1, 1924
Passed: Presently still alive
Approximate age: 92
Granville was the second African-American woman to ever get a Ph.D in mathematics, after graduating she became a professor of mathematics at Fisk University. She left teaching to work for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., she worked on the development of missiles. After she went to work for IBM when IBM stated to work with NASA, working with computer software on projects like Vanguard and Mercury space programs. After working with IBM and NASA for a little over 10 years she returned to teaching mathematics and computer science.
Iography.com Editors. (n.d.). Evelyn Boyd Granville Biography. Retrieved February 21, 2016, from http://www.biography.com/people/evelyn-boyd-granville-21442045#prominent-mathematician
Born: April 1st 1776 in France
Died: June 27th 1831 in France
Approximate age of death 60
Sophie was a woman in the revolutionary time period where woman were expected to do house work and not have interests in mathematics. She first started her obsession when she was a teenager and she read a book about a man killing a soldier over a geometric shape. Her parents went through extraordinary measurements to stop her but she prevailed. Sophie taught herself calculus without a teacher, among many other topics.
In 1804 she started writing to another mathematician and she disguised herself as a man while they conversed over numbers theories. This man was so intrigued when he found out that he had been speaking to a brilliant woman all along. She tried and tried for years to win an award for her works in elasticity but fell short every time. Before she could receive her Honorary Degree she died from breast cancer.
“Euclid of Alexandria.” Euclid Biography. Web. 01 Feb. 2016. <http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Biographies/Euclid.html>.