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By Maelee McGee Famous Mathematicians: Aristotle

on 16 March 2015

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Transcript of Aristotle

He was born in 384 B.C.E in Stargira, Chalcidice, Greece.
He died in 322 B.C.E
Information about Aristotle as a child (Childhood) :
Father, Nicomachus, was born court physician to the maced onlan king, King Amyntas II. His father died when he was just a young boy. As well as this tragedy, his mother Phaest, was said to have died while he was a young boy as well. His sister's husband, Proxenus of Antarus became his guardian.
Aristotle's adult life..
How did mathematics include Aristotle's adult life?
Where Aristotle got his education (Education) :
Aristotle studied in Athens, then it was considered the academic center of the Universe.
A Aristotle quote..
How has the world been affected by Aristotle.
How Aristotle has affected other mathematicians:
Maelee McGee
2nd Period

Basic facts about Aristotle:
Aristotle's early education:
Aristotle went to school at Platonic Academy. He was trained first in medicene, then was sent to Toathens to study philosphy.
How Aristotle's childhood may have affected his Math career:
Although Nicomachus died while Aristotle was a child, he still remained close to his home, and was influenced by the Macedonian court for the rest of his life. Which means, where he stayed at home,and having the tragedy of his parents death, it could have affected what all he could have done.
What Aristotle's education was like:
When Aristotle was just 17, he enrolled in Plato's Academy in 338 B.C.E. He began tutoring Alexander the Great, and in 335 B.C.E he founded his own school; Lyceum in Athens. This is where he spent most of his time for the rest of his life, studying, teaching, and writing.
How did Aristotle's education affect his math career?
Contemporary mathematics serves as a model for his philosophy of science, and provides some important techniques.
He began to teach people Math, writing, reading, etc,. He taught people like for example, Alexander the Great.
What were some of Aristotle's accomplishments in Math?
The possibilities and the things that Aristotle accomplished are infinite; like the things he has discovered. Aristotle started his own school,( which included teaching others mathematics), he started his own mathematical logic, and as I somewhat implied earlier, he discovered infinity
Aristotle is considered the greatest scientist of the ancient world,and the most influential philosopher and logician ever; he ranks #13 on Michael Hart's list of the Most Influential Persons in History.
What Aristotle was famous for outside of math..
By creating his mathematical logic, he has given the opportunity to many other mathematicians to solve mathematics just like him. Also, he has discovered infinity which has something to do with pi, because the numbers are infinite.
Aristotle's invention/ writings in math..
His inventions in math and his writings include "geometric theorems, some with proofs different from Euclid's or missing from Euclid altogether; one of these (which is seen only in Aristotle's work prior to Apollonius) is that a circle is the locus of points whose distances from two given points are in constant ratio. Even if, as is widely agreed, Aristotle's geometric theorems were not his own work, his status as the most influential logician and philosopher makes him a candidate for the List." - wikipedia
How does Aristotle's work in math effect us today?
It effects us in the way of circles, in a way of pi, infinity, and also in ratio with circles. He has effected us not only in math though, but in science also.
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