50 Centuries in 50 Minutes: A Math Presentation

CCC Math Instructor Richard Beveridge will present a quick overview of the History of Mathematics on Tuesday, May 24 at Noon in Columbia Hall, Rm. 219.

His presentation will cover the history of mathematics from the development of early number systems to the ground breaking 20th century work of Benoit Mandelbrot. See how the “greatest hits” of the Greeks and the influence of Hindu, Jain and Arab mathematics led to the transmission of important mathematical ideas and techniques to Europeans through Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci in 1202. The Italians of the 1500’s, the French of the 1600’s, Newton and Leibniz, Euler, Gauss, Cantor, Gödel and Mandelbrot – the giants of math are all here.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this one-hour free event. For more information, please email Richard Beveridge or call 503-338-2332.

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