Important Mathematicians in History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Thabit ibn Qurra developed a theory to explain how and why the equinoxes seemed to move over time with respect to the stars, a process known as _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a correct statement of Bernoulli's Principle?

Question 3 3. What was Fibonacci?

Question 4 4. Which of these discoveries was NOT made by Christiaan Huygens?

Question 5 5. At which university did William Thomson work as a professor of natural science (physics) for over fifty years?

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Question 6 6. For which important contribution did Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar receive the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983?

Question 7 7. For what is Maria Agnesi most famous as a mathematician?

Question 8 8. When was Sir Ronald Fisher knighted?

Question 9 9. Which of these was one of the important mathematical contributions made by Srinivasa Ramanujan?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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Question 11 11. Willard Gibbs was the first ever student to receive a Ph.D. in what field?

Question 12 12. Which of these was one of the accomplishments of Maria Agnesi?

Question 13 13. Which of the following things studied by Laplace became the mathematical foundation for further study of heat, magnetism, and electricity?

Question 14 14. David Hilbert's _____ proved that it was possible to separate all equations into a finite number of types, which could then be combined to produce an infinite number of equations.

Question 15 15. Why did Srinivasa Ramanujan return to India in 1919?

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Question 16 16. Who plagiarized Daniel's work?

Question 17 17. Why was Emmy Noether not originally allowed to enroll at the University of Erlangen?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about John Napier is true?

Question 19 19. Ada Lovelace is known as the first person to:

Question 20 20. When did Chandrasekhar retire from the University of Chicago?

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Question 21 21. Why was Charles Babbage unable to successfully construct his difference engine?

Question 22 22. Ada Lovelace often corresponded with her friend _____, who invented the analytical engine that she wrote the first computer program for.

Question 23 23. Which of the following facts about the life of Leonhard Euler is true?

Question 24 24. _____ measures the tendency of a system to give off energy and become more disordered.

Question 25 25. What was Pierre de Fermat's job?

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Question 26 26. Thabit ibn Qurra developed a method to understand the mechanics of objects that are not moving. At the time, this was known as the science of weights, but today we call this field of mechanics _____.

Question 27 27. In which city was Daniel Bernoulli working when he did the research which was published in his famous book Hydrodynamica?

Question 28 28. How did Fibonacci spend his childhood?

Question 29 29. Why did Christiaan Huygens move back to the Netherlands in 1681?

Question 30 30. Which of the following discoveries could have caused scientists to abandon the plum pudding model of atomic structure?

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