# The greatest minds of Science & Math that influenced the world to change - pg 1

## Their brains were really powerful

## The greatest scientific minds in Chronological order

**Archimedes**- famous for his mathematical genius this guy has his name engraved in many places all throughout scientific wordings and expressions. The term "Archimedes rule is one, and the Archimiees spiral is another". He was instrumental in the creation of a very approximate explanation of pi (3.141414.........) in mathematics, and his methods of understanding a great deal of calculus helped us define the area underneath an arc. His scientific genius extends across the full spectrum of physics, astronomy, engineering, and he also was an inventor.

**Pythagorus**- He had a pretty bad rap throughout history for some reason when it comes to his actual contributions to philosophy, but this great mind was thinking mostly along the lines about triangles, and is mostly well known in mathematics for his theorem which is debatable as well as to where the true origin of such a mathematical proof as the**Pythagorean Theorem****(Used in Trigonometry)**.- Either way he was credited for a powerful thought process that all mathematicians today depend on, and the fact that triangles are the strongest shape makes his theorem even more tough to swallow mathematically, which are used in, trigonometry, calculus, engineering of structures today, and many other science courses as well.

## That looks kind of dangerous

**Blaise Pascal**- he was instrumental with his works and studies he came up with on the characteristic nature of fluid or fluid dynamics. His understanding of the scientific world extended to mathematics where he actually invented the first mechanical calculator. His other scientific contributions dealt with pressure and vacuum, which was shown in his experiment known as Pascal's Barrel.- This very cool experiment lead to many more scientific and mathematical proofs in later years for various scientists, and helped to develop the fluid mechanics and dynamics engineering courses that we know of today at the university level.
- His scientific works are still being used quite frequently today by students world wide, and many of them get to know much of it early in junior high, high school and potentially even in grammar school as well.

## He saw it all for what it truly is

## This dude had a powerful scope

**Nicolaus Copernicus**- He was the first astronomer to get it right, meaning he defined for humanity the fact that the sun is the center of this universe we reside in, hence the name was coined "**The Heliocentric Model**" or also known as Heliocentric cosmology. His advanced ways of thinking was challenged by the church and world rulers of his time, but history favored his findings in the end, and he was crowned as the one who began the scientific revolution, and it was named after him as the Copernican Revolution.

**Galileo Galilei**- A devote follower of Copernicus, he made major headway in the field of astronomy, where he improved the telescope itself, and came up with some amazing discoveries about Jupiter's moons, and many other celestial bodies. With his inquisitive mind and watchful new high powered lenses he had built himself, he could actually see much more then that of his counterparts. This new found capability had lead Galileo to a greater awareness of the astrological constellations.- He also wrote some profound knowledge on the subjects of physics and mathematics, which came to be known as "The Two New Sciences", in which became
**Kinematics**(*Is the motion of points, bodies & systems of bodies without regard to what actually has caused such motion or movemen*t) today, and also**Strength of materials**, which are both used in engineering sciences. (**Indirectly referenced from Wikipedia**)

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## Comments 16 comments

Giants they were, and we are still standing on their shoulders today!

The theories that you have highlighted are even more remarkable when you realize how little the world's leaders knew at that time....these geniuses developed correct theories based on very little physical proof or knowledge....incredible!

Thanks for bringing these men to light; great job Mike!

I love reading about forefathers. As someone who is math illiterate, I envy the amazing work of great minds. Luckily I have a son who is bloody brilliant. This hub is excellent, easy to read and enjoyable. Up and Awesome. -K

what great history Mike.. please keep these coming.. I love reading about different people.. You are doing a wonderful job at research and writing..

Voted up and sharing my friend

debbie

Wonderful job pulling together the significant masters of their times. Looking forward to the next chapter in your series. Great thinkers still exist, but we don't necessarily know them!

Saved the page for my children to read

Thanks for sharing this

I love everything about science and the unknown.

My favourite quote:

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

- Thomas A. Edison

For the severe times they lived in, many seem to have enjoyed longevity as well. Just another example of what keeping your mind active will do.

I and so many others take for granted the major discoveries these gentlemen contributed to my daily life.

I found this extemely interesting Mike. I look forward to reading more.

Haha, I remember actually having to studying these guys in various math, science and social studies classes. Very cool! I didn't know about Paschal's Barrel - so I learned something new! Great ideas and thoughts here.

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