**Assignment: Biography**

(Courtest of Art Johnson, Nashua Senior H.S., Nashua, NH)

Extra credit reports: Mathematics is a science that has been built up over thousands of years. Many men and women have contributed to its growth. You should be aware of the names and accomplishments of some of these people. As a voluntary activity, research the lives and accomplishments of some mathematicians given on the following list. Use the report forms available for your historical sketches. Supply all the information requested. You may choose as many or as few mathematicians to research as you wish. Each successfully completed report will earn you 2 extra points on your next classroom examination.

Biographical Subjects from the History of Mathematics

Archimedes

Apollonius

al-Khowarizmi

al-Kashi

Aryabhata the Elder

Charles Babbage

Jakob Bernoulli

Bhaskara

Janos Bolyai

George Boole

Brahmagupta

Georg Cantor

Girolamo Cardano

Nicholas Copernicus

Augustus De Morgan

Rene Descartes

Diophantus

Albert Einstein

Eratosthenes

Euclid

Leonhard Euler

Pierre Fermat

Fibonacci

Gottlob Frege

Galileo Galilei

Evariste Galois

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Sophie Germain

Kurt Godel

W.R. Hamilton

David Hilbert

Hypatia

Johannes Kepler

Felix Klein

Sonya Kovalevsky

Joseph Louis La Grange

Gottfried W. Leibniz

Liu Hui

Marin Mersenne

John Napier

Isaac Newton

Emmy Noether

Omar Khayyam

Blaise Pascal

Pythagoras

S. Ramanujan

Regiomontanus

Bernhard Riemann

Bertrand Russell

S. Stevin

James Sylvester

Thales

Evangelista Torricelli

Tsu Ch'ung-chih

Francois Viete

John von Neumann

A.N. Whitehead

Yang Hiu

Zeno of Elea