Hi, I’m Steve Jones, and I’m going to talk

about some famous mathematicians, actually, only two. The first, Pythagoras, some four

thousand years ago, three-and-a-half thousand years ago, Greek, and Newton, just three or

four hundred years ago, English. Very different people. Pythagoras was very famous for his

theorem of right angle triangles, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the square on

the other two sides. Newton, on the other hand, was very famous, not only for his theoretical

mathematical developments, but also for his developments in ideas in physics. And in the

case of Newton, the more modern scientist, is the person that we think of as the mathematician

of today. The mathematician who actually creates an idea, and looks at the practical applications

of it. The Greeks were not interested in the practical applications at all. They were more

interested in the theory. And they enjoyed sitting ’round talking to each other and explaining

and…and…and arguing about these different theorems. They wouldn’t ever try to create

something which would physically check the theorems they were making. This was very different.

By the…by the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mathematicians had to look at the

theories, and work with them. So there is a fundamental change in the famous mathematicians

of the early Greeks, Pythagoras and Euclid, and later the Newtons and Liebenitzs of Europe.

Baudhyana from the yajurveda

and Aryabhata was the famous Astronomer

My opinion Newton was deemed the better mathematician

eHow, i am greek and i love how you explain tha way of Greeks by sitting around arguing and talking too much without checking the practical side of their theories! That is a fine criticism for my people and really made me laugh!! However their theories proved to be correct even though they hadn't really put them on the table :)}

My previous comment goes to Steve Jones

@XZZZ666

What?

Dont forget ted kaczynski(unabomber) was also a mathematician

@TomRiverstone the worlds ending in 2012 so there is no maths in 100 and 300 years

Liar!

im better at math than both those guys

two most famous mathematicians should be gauss and euler bet this guy stop learning math in highschool

@kelvinella I'm fairly confident that Newton and Pythagoras are more well known to non mathematicians than Gauss and Euler.

@Yu2Kal When the world doesn't end in 2012 you have to come back and make a video apologizing for being ignorant.

@Juxtaroberto shut up be i shoot u noob

@Yu2Kal And work on your grammar, too.

one that is not really mentioned, though maybe not as famous as Pythagoras or Newton, would have to be Euclid, and maybe Descartes.

?? "The square on the hypotenuse is equal to the square on the other two sides"??

This is an example of confused thinking.

Pythagoras gave us the rules for circles and triangles

Newton showed us the invisible circles and triangles at work in the natural world with his newtonian physics and calculus

@wrstark It is. The sum of the areas of the two sides is equal to the area of the hypotenuse. Thus each side is "squared", giving you an area. And therefore a^2 + b^2 = c^2.

Euler was the greatest…

if ur gonna talk about pythagoras, u might as well talk about eculid

MATHEMATICIANS GO CALCULATE THEIR OBLITERATION! GEEZ THIS GUY MUST BE A BORING OLD SOCK!!! GET A LIFE! ITS TOO SHORT TO BE OBSESSED WITH DOTS!

a good attempt