Top 4 greatest mathematicians ever

Greatest mathematicians of all time


I know that many of you do not like that much mathematics, but you should know the greatest mathematicians that ever existed on our world.

The mathematicians have changed the entire world and the understanding about it, and that’s the reason why the mathematics is called the language of the universe. It is of vital importance in the modern society and has made an impact everywhere you look. The best mathematicians undoubtedly rose above the rest and have locked their names deeply in the history. There are many top mathematicians in the world that deserve credits and many thanks from all of us for all that they have discovered, but in our list I have mentioned the fourth best mathematicians, so have a glimpse and find out who is the greatest mathematician.

Karl Friedrich Gauss

Karl Friedrich Gauss

Karl Friedrich Gauss

Karl Friedrich Gauss, a German mathematician born in 1777, is often regarded as the greatest mathematicians who ever walked on the Earth. Gauss showed his talent in mathematics early finding a mistake in his father’s calculation. He continued to be active in mathematics in his school making calculations in just few seconds. On age of 19, Karl first proved that a regular polygon with 17 sides can be constructed using only a compass and straight-edge and later wrote the Disquisitiones Arithmeticae. Another interesting discover from Gauss was the asteroid Ceres which disappeared from view quickly and he predicted exactly where it would appear again. He graduated from Collegium Carolinum, a very prestigious mathematical university, on 22 years old. Karl Friedrich Gauss lived 77 years to prove the fundamental theorem of algebra and continued with his work that still echoes through the time.

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

With 76 years of existence, Leonhard Euler is another great mathematician with greater reputation all over the world. His reputation is mostly regarded for the shorthand trigonometric functions, the Green letter Sigma, the ‘e’ for the base of the natural logarithm, for summation and the letter ‘i’ for imaginary units, the symbol pi for the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter, discovering calculus, number theory, analysis, topology and much more. However, Euler is best known for solving the Seven Bridges of Koenigsberg problem in graph theory and for (dis)proving many well known theories in the world. Oh, there are so much to list, really. But all these are enough to support our claim that Leonhard Euler is one of the best mathematicians.

Archimedes

Archimedes

Archimedes

Archimedes is also a great mathematician and it would be shame not to mention him. He is a Greek mathematician and scholar living from 287 BC-212 BC. Archimedes has put a lot of work in geometry and physics and gave the accurate approximation of Pi, using the method of exhaustion and several other notable mathematical concepts without which we could not imagine the functioning of modern mathematics. Archimedes is known by the story when he got up his bath shouting “Eureka” and running through the streets completely naked.

G. F. Bernhard Riemann

G. F. Bernhard Riemann

G. F. Bernhard Riemann

Born in 1826 in a poor family, Bernhard Riemann is still appreciated all around the world for his mathematical contribution that has paved way for new advancements in this particular field. Riemann has vital role in bringing out the Riemannian Surfaces, Riemann Integral and Riemannian geometry, and that has him secured a place for his name on many lists of this kind (mathematics). Some remembers him for his renowned complex Riemann Hypothesis, an extremely difficult problem on the matter of the distributions of prime numbers. But, his theory about the Riemann Hypothesis remains unsolved and incredible money-prizes have been offered for its solution. In addition to having an awesome beard, Riemann developed the mathematical background for general relativity and introduced what is now called the Riemann Zeta function.

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