History of mathematics

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The Babylonian mathematical tablet Plimpton 322, dated to 1800 BC.

The history of mathematics is how mathematics has developed over time.

Early history[change | change source]

Early maths by Babylonians and Egyptians was built upon by Greeks such as Euclid, Archimedes, Pythagoras and Eratosthenes. Other important people are people such as Fibonacci, Descartes, Leonhard Euler, Blaise Pascal and Gauss.

20th century[change | change source]

Women in mathematics[change | change source]

Problems[change | change source]

Many mathematical problems have been proposed and solved. Andrew Wiles became famous by proving the Fermat's Last Theorem.

World War II[change | change source]

Some mathematical works had relation with the war. British mathematician Alan Turing created the Enigma machine to uncode Nazi codes. On the other hand, several mathematicians like John von Neumann worked on the Manhattan Project.

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