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1822 – Hermite – bio

Charles Hermite was born in the Lorraine region of France in 1822 and was a mathematician. He made contributions to number theory, algebra, and elliptic functions. He used elliptic functions to solve a fifth degree algebraic equation. In 1873, he proved that “e” is a transcendental number. PREQUISITE: 1707 – Euler 1736 – Lagrange 1777 […]

-1900 – pi

pi or &#960 is a constant but irrational number that represents the ratio between the area of any circle and the square of its radius. This gives us the famous formula: area = &#960 x r2, which can be approximated by 22/7 or 3.14159. pi can also be expressed by dividing the circumference of any […]