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GEOMETRY PROJECT
 
Assignment:  Read one chapter of the book Five Equations that Changed the World. Report on the mathematician you read about. Using completely the information in the book will earn you a grade of "B". To earn a higher grade, you must use and cite other sources.
















Your report should answer the following questions:
 
     1)  Who was the mathematician that you read about and what was his contribution? (10%)
 
     2)  What obstacles did the person overcome? How did those obstacles influence his work? (15%)
 
     3)  How did the contribution change what was previously done? Who were the earlier mathematicians that worked on the same problem and what were their theories? (15%)
 
     4)  Who were the mathematician's contemporaries? How did their work influence his? (15%)
 
     5)  What was happening socially and politically that affected his discoveries? (15%)
 
     6)  How is his equation used today? (15%)
 
     7)  What other contributions did this person make? (15%)
 
    
















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