Did You Know : The Other Sides of Pythagoras

We all who know even a little bit about mathematics, have heard the name ‘Pythagoras’ and his famous theorem ‘Pythagoras’ theorem’.  He is often called the first ‘true’ mathematician and it is  probably true that we owe pure mathematics to Pythagoras. Although his contribution was undoubtedly important, he remains a controversial personality in the mathematician community. […]

Did You Know: Secrets and Facts about Javascript

JavaScript – The world’s most misunderstood programming language. JavaScript, also known as Mocha, or LiveScript, or JScript, or ECMAScript, is one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Virtually every personal computer in the world has at least one JavaScript interpreter installed on it and in active use. Despite its popularity, few know that JavaScript […]

Did You Know: The History of Numerals: Chinese Numerals

In ancient times, “Chinese mathematics”, was defined as the “art of calculation” (Suan chu). Mathematics, or the art of calculation, was both practical and spiritual. It covered a wide range of subjects; from religion and astronomy to water control and administration. Today speakers of Chinese use three written numeral systems: the system of Arabic numerals […]

Did You Know: The History of Graph Theory

Within the history of mathematics, the eighteenth century itself is commonly known as ‘The Age of Euler’ in recognition of the tremendous contributions that Euler made to mathematics during this period. The famous paper written by him on the Seven Bridges of Königsberg published in 1736 is considered as the first paper in the history […]