### Math 101 Mathematician Presentation Information and Resources

**DIRECTIONS AND LIST OF TOPICS**

**OUTLINES FOR NOTE-TAKING** Print this out so that you know what topics to focus on as you take notes. It also serves as the order in which presentations are going to be given. ALSO, you should read over the thread in which you will be presenting so you know what else is being covered and in what order; this will help you as you write your presentation so that it fits the flow and so that you don't duplicate someone else's topic.

**SUGGESTED RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH**

**1) ONLINE RESOURCES:**

**Greatest Mathematicians of All Time**

**MacTutor Bios**

**The Story of Math: List of Important Mathematicians**

**History of Math Blog **(from Heidi Meyer's sabbatical travels in 2016)

** 2) BOOKS CONTAINING THE BROAD SWEEP OF MATH HISTORY**

*Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Dispute**s Ever* by Hal Hellman

*A History of Mathematics* by Carl B. Boyer

*Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers* by Jan Gullberg

*Agnesi to Zeno: Over 100 Vignettes from the History of Math* by Sanderson Smith

*Math through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others* by Berlinghoff and Gouvea

*Great Moments in Mathematics Before 1650* by Howard Eves

*Great Moments in Mathematics After 1650* by Howard Eves

PLEASE NOTE that *your TEXTBOOK* contains short bios and also sections on many historical topics!

** 3) BOOKS ON SPECIFIC TOPICS OR INDIVIDUAL MATHEMATICIANS**

DIOPHANTUS: *Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra* (Chapter 2 only!!!!) by John Derbyshire

FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM: *Fermat's Enigma* by Simon Singh

FIBONACCI:* The Man of Numbers* by Keith Devlin

FIBONACCI: *Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years* by Keith Devlin

JOHN NAPIER: *John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy* by Julian Havil

LEWIS CARROLL:* Lewis Caroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life* by Robin Wilson

RAYMOND SMULLYAN (LOGIC): * The Lady or the Tiger: And Other Logic Puzzles* by Raymond Smullyan

RAYMOND SMULLYAN (LOGIC): * Satan, Cantor & Infinity* by Raymond Smullyan

SOPHIE GERMAIN: *Sophie's Diary: A Mathematical Novel* (Appendices only!!!!) by Dora Musielak

** 3) MATHEMATICIANS TO LOOK UP ON YOUTUBE**

Grace Hopper (David Letterman interview)

Raymond Smullyan (Johnny Carson interview 1982, piano 2007)

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