Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th, to celebrate π.
In honor of the day, here are the top 10 quotes from history’s greatest mathematicians:
Here are the top ten greatest quotes:
Add four to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached. Thus according to the rule ((4 + 100) × 8 + 62000)/20000 = 62832/20000 = 3.1416, which is accurate to five significant figures.
-Aryabhata(c.476-550AD), Inventor of 0 and Pi
Number is within all things.
–Pythagoras(c. 570-c. 495 BC), Discovered Earth was spherical
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
-Euclid of Alexandria(~300BC), Father of Geometry
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Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.
-Archimedes(c.287-c.212BC), Father of Mathematics
I think; therefore I am.
-René Descartes(1596-1650), Father of Analytical Geometry
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
-Isaac Newton(1643-1727), Father of Calculus
Nothing takes place in the world whose meaning is not that of some maximum or minimum.
-Leonhard Euler(1707-1783), Introduced modern mathematical notation and terminology
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
-Carl Friedrich Gauss(1777-1855), The Prince of Mathematicians
An equation for me has no meaning, unless it expresses a thought of God.
-Srinivasa Ramanujan(1887-1920), Self-educated mathematician, producing over 3000 theorems
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
-Alan Turing(1912-1954), Father of Computer Science
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Thank you to history’s greatest mathematicians!
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