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  • mathematics
  • history

Section 1 - Numbers and Number Systems

  • zero (the number)
  • numerals
  • number systems
  • fractions
  • negative numbers
  • Fibonacci sequence
  • prime numbers
  • perfect numbers
  • mathematics and music

Section 2 - Algebra

  • mathematical symbols
  • linear equations
  • Pascal's triangle
  • logarithms
  • Henry Briggs
  • John Napier
  • quadratic formula
  • Babylonian
  • cubic equations
  • imaginary numbers
  • complex numbers

Section 3 - Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometries

  • euclidean geometry
  • non-euclidean geometry
  • projective geometry
  • mathematics and Islamic art
  • mathematics and Islamic architecture
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Euler's formula
  • Platonic Solids
  • coordinate geometry
  • Omar Al-Khayyam

Section 4 - Calculus

  • calculus
  • Newton Leibniz controversy
  • Isaac Newton
  • Gottfried Leibniz
  • Principia
  • Cauchy's wrong proof
  • Cauchy's theorem
  • Karl Weierstrass
  • mathematical analysis
  • PI (the number)
  • L'Hopital's rule

Section 5 - Discrete Math

  • Four Color Theorem
  • Konigsberg problem
  • seven bridges of Konigsberg
  • Al-Kindi
  • cryptography
  • code breaking ciphers
  • Fermat's Last Theorem
  • Boolean algebra
  • algebraic logic
  • set theory

Section 6 - Statistics & Probability

Section 7 - Measurement Systems

  • measurement terms
  • weights and measures
  • measurements
  • metrology
  • map making
  • cartography
  • map projections
  • navigation and math
  • metric system

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