The Philamath's Alphabet--G

January 2005
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p96
Academic Journal
The article presents information on certain personalities and literary works, beginning with the alphabet G, contributing to the development of mathematics. Included in the list are Évariste Galois, Gerbeit of Aurillac, Christian Goldbach and Carl Friedrich Gauss. Gazeta mathematica and Gregorian calendar are the other enteries included in the article. The Julian calendar of 45 BC had 365 and one fourth days, which was eleven minutes too long. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued an edict that corrected the over-long year by removing three leap days every 400 years, so that 2000 was a leap year but 2100, 2200 and 2300 are not.


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