• # Fermat Born

He was born in France. He was christianed on the 20th of August. His father was a wealthy leather merchant and his mother's family was in the legal profession. This is why he became a lawyer before he did anything with math.
• # John Wallis

He was born in Ashford. He had always been fascinated with math even though he was supposed to become a doctor.
• # John Napier

Development of Napier's Rods or Napier's bones. It was a way to add and multiply numbers in a systematic way. *Not the actual day, just year.
• # Imaginay Numbers

Descartes gave the name for the symbol of imaginary numbers because they were complex. It was actually meant to be called negative numbers.
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• # Fermat's Last Theorm

He claimed to have found the proof to his Theorm, although he died before he could actually prove it and no one could find where it was that it was proven. He said that this equation can't be satisfied for n greater than 2.
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• # Discourse on Method

This was written by Descartes. In the geometry section he wrote about the x and y planes and it led to the birth of analytic geometry.
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• # Blaise Pascal

He invented a machine for adding and subtracting numbers called Pascaline.
• # Issac Newton

Newton was born in Woolsthrope, England on Christmas day.
• # Gottfired Wilhelm Leibnitz

He was born in Leipzig.
• # Death of Descartes

He died in Stockholm. The cause of his death is not actually known so most people assume it was from pnuemonia however some think he may have been poisoined.
• # Arithmetica Infinitorum

This was the most famous works of John Wallis. It was a analysis of Descartes and Cavalieri's work. He showed what x to a zero power and x to a negative power would equal. For example, x to a zero power equals 1. (Actual month and day is not known)
• # Newton Attends College

He attended Cambridge University where he fell in love with math, physics, and astronomy.
• # Newton and Calculus

Newton had work on infinitesimal calculus in the form of notations of fluxions. For example: dy/dt= 3x^2 (dx/dt). Although he did come up with it first, many people found his way of calculus to be more difficult to understand.
• # Leibnitz and Calculus

He represented calculus in a different form than Newton. He used differentials. This led the controversy because people are not sure if he used Newton's work to make his discovery or if he came up with it on his own. However, his way of calculus is more understandable and used today.
• # Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

This is one of Newton's most famous works. In this book he explained the force of gravity and how it relates to everything in the universe.
• # Daniel Bernoulli

He was born. He is the youngest of his two other famous brothers. He eventually went on to do important works in the field of statistics because he said to use a larger sample to get a more correct conclusion.
• # Death of Wallis

He died at Oxford at the age of 86. A monument was resurrected in his honor.
• # The Opticks

Newton's book that explained light and color and how they relate to each other.
• # Newton dies

He died in his sleep in London, England. He is still highly respected as a mathematican. There is even a statue of him in outside a British library.
• # Hydrodynamique

This is Daniel Bernoulli's most famous works. He wrote a lot about the conservation of energy. This led to more writings and theories by him about tides and vibrating strings.