Mat 1110 Math for Liberal Arts
Explore a mathematician
Part of your grade is a communications grade, communication oral
Due: Tuesday 4/6
Explore a mathematician. Who, when, what why?
Some folks mentioned in class:
(you are not limited to this list, nor am lI even recommending these folks, This list is simply a list of potentialities.)
Andrew Wiles, John Conway, Nick Katz, Peter Sarnak, Barry Mazur, John Coates, Giro Shimura, Ken Ribet,
Richard Taylor, Flach, Fry, Taniyama, Serres, Iwasaw, Galois, Pierre de Fermat, Bonaventura Cavalieri, Pierre
de Fermat, John Wallis, Isaac Barrow, Sir Isaac Newton, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Girolamo Saccheri, Carl
Friedrich Gauss, John Playfair, Janos Bolyai, Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, George Friedrich Bernhard
Riemann or any of the more recent mathematicians there are posters on the walls of Spidel…
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to research a mathematician. Explore the person, the
mathematics, the time period, & culture.
Write an essay which addresses these.
It should be at least a page, with 1″ margins, single or 1.5 spaced.
Cite ideas or direct quotes, from things we read in class, by (Author, page).
If you refer to other resources, a full bibliographic entry should be provided (MLA style).
Your paper should be well written using proper grammar and correct spelling.
It should have an introduction with a thesis, 3 or 4 nicely developed body paragraphs, and a conclusion.