Hypatia is juggling celestial bodies. Can you discover what sequences the other mathematicians are juggling?
Hypatia was the world's first known woman mathematician. She lived from somewhere between 350-370 AD and 415 AD in Roman Egypt. She taught philosophy and astronomy and charted the celestial bodies. Euclid is juggling this sequence: 3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29... He lived around 300BC in Alexandria Egypt and wrote Euclid's Elements, presenting mathematical proofs that are still a basis of mathematics today. It is the second most translated book in history. Here is a beautiful version: www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/euclid/byrne.html Leonardo Fibonacci is juggling this sequence: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55... He lived from 1170-1250 AD in Italy. He used this sequence in his Book of Calculations. Because of this, this sequence was named after him, though he didn't discover it. Johann Carl Gauss is juggling the sequence 1,3,6,10,15,21,36,45,55... He lived in Germany from 1777-1855 AD. Considered the Prince of Mathematics, he made discoveries in many fields of mathematics including number theory and differential geometry. |