six Important inventions in Mathematics that will blow your mind
6 important inventions in Mathematics that will blow your mind
Mathematics was establish long time back. The inventions made in this field are remembered as well as implemented too. These biggest inventions are running the world today. Knowing these facts has become our basic need. Math is that one subject that requires extra attention and thus goal has brought for you the six most important inventions of all times.
1.Logarithms (John Napier, Joost Bürgi, Henry Briggs)
Logarithms are a great help for anyone who multiplied or messed with roots and powers. The slide rules are made possible through logarithms. Logarithms also play an important role in clarifying all type of mathematical relationships in number of fields.
It took couple of decades to Napier and Burgi to finally publish the logarithm theory. It was Nabier who introduced it, later on Briggs made them popular when he recasted Napier’s version.
2. Complex numbers (Girolamo Cardano, Rafael Bombelli)
It was in the 16th century when Bombelli came up with the details of calculating with complex numbers that combines the ordinary number with the root of negative numbers. Initially cardano played around the concept of square roots of negative numbers but later on, it was John Wallis who made the first serious effort and proved that the square roots of negative numbers were actually physically meaning.
3.Matrix algebra (Arthur Cayley)
With the passage of time, Matrix became the most crucial step for the quantum calculations. I very old time Matrix like – calculations were included in an ancient Chinese math text. Later on, the modern form of matrix was established in mid of 19th century by Cayley.
4. Non-Euclidean geometry (Carl Gauss, Nikolai Lobachevsky, János Bolyai, Bernhard Riemann)
In the 19th century, it was the first time when Euclid’s traditional geometry was given an alternative solution to it. Later on Lobachevsky and Bolyai go the credit for non- Euclidean approach to the space. It was much later that Riemann produced non- Euclidean geometry which was more crucial for Einstein in enunciating general activity.
5. Binary logic (George Boole)
The mathematical representation of “laws of thought”, that led to using symbols (such as x) to stand for the concepts was the thought of Boole. Although later on he found it difficult to accomplish as he realized that this system required x times x to be equal to x. In 1854, Boole wrote a book which was based on doing logics with 0s and 1s.
6. Decimal fractions (Simon Stevin, Abu’l Hasan Al-Uqlidisi)
Stevin utilized the platform of a pamphlet published in 1585 to introduce the idea of decimal fractions in front of the European audience with the intent of teaching “how all computations that are met in business may be performed be integers alone without the aid of fractions.” Steven thought his decimal fraction approach would be of great value but not only for merchants but to the astrologers, measurers and surveyors as well.