Bohr, Harald August
 Erdös, Paul
 Euler, Leonhard

 Galois, Évariste
 Menger, Karl
 Napier, John
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A Chonicle of Mathematical People
Robert A. Nowlan provides short biographical sketches of mathematicians from many diverse fields.
Abel - Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829)
Norwegian mathematician. Worked on elliptic functions and integrals , algebraic solution of equations and solubility by radicals.
Al-Sabi Thabit ibn Qurra al-Harrani
Gives information on background and contributions to non-euclidean geometry , spherical trigonometry , number theory and the field of statics. Was an important translator of Greek materials , including Euclid's Elements , during the Middle Ages.
Andrei Nikolaevich Kolmogorov (1903-1987)
The most prominent twentieth-century mathematician.
Bernoulli, Daniel (1700-1782)
Most important work considered the basic properties of fluid flow , pressure , density and velocity , and gave their fundamental relationship now known as Bernoulli's principle.
Bessel - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846)
Catalogued stars , predicted a planet beyond Uranus as well as the existence of dark stars , investigated Johann Kepler's problem of heliocentricity , and systematized the mathematical functions involved , which now bear his name.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
On-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College , in Atlanta , Georgia.
Cauchy - Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789-1857)
(Catholic Encyclopedia) Theory of polyhedra , symmetrical functions , proof of a theorem of Fermat which had baffled mathematicians like Gauss and Euler.
Cauchy, Augustin Louis (1789-1857)
Cauchy contributed to almost every branch of mathematics. He is probably best known for his important contributions to real and complex analysis.
Chebyshev - Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (1821-1894)
Work on prime numbers included the determination of the number of primes not exceeding a given number , wrote an important book on the theory of congruences , proved that there was always at least one prime between n and 2n for n > 3.
Cramer - Gabriel Cramer (1704-1752)
Best known for his work on determinants , made contributions to the study of algebraic curves.
d'Alembert - Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783)
Helped to resolve the controversy in mathematical physics over the conservation of kinetic energy by improving Newton's definition of force.'Alembert.html
Diophantus of Alexandria (c. 200-284 )
Best known for his Arithmetica , a work on the theory of numbers , a collection of 130 problems giving numerical solutions of determinate equations.
Dirichlet - Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805-1859)
Proved that in any arithmetic progression with first term coprime to the difference there are infinitely many primes , units in algebraic number theory , ideals , proposed the modern definition of a function.
Eratosthenes of Cyrene
Biography of the mathematician , geographer and astronomer born 276 BC in Cyrene , North Africa. From The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.



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