Video: Is mathematics discovered or invented?

If there’s a number of trees in a forest, and there’s no one there to count them, does that number exist? This is the same question as the existence of mathematics. Is mathematics discovered or invented? If human beings do not exist, would mathematics still exist? Watch the video from TED as Jeff Dekofsky traces […]
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Who is the greatest mathematician?

For you who is the greatest mathematician? This was a question asked to me by a kin, a freshman who is currently studying a  mathematics related course. This question is probably asked by many others who are just starting studying mathematics or those who are just simply curious. Asking who the greatest mathematician is like […]
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8 Amazing Mechanical Calculators Before Modern Computers

Before there are graphing calculators, spreadsheets and computer algebra systems, mathematicians and inventors searched for solutions to ease the burden of calculation. Today we celebrate human achievement in creating these calculators. Below are the 8 mechanical calculators before modern computers were invented. 1. Abacus (ca. 2700 BC) Although abacus is not mechanical, it was one […]
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