# Who is father of maths

Who is father of mathematics

 Perito Posts: 3,139, Reputation: 781 Ultra Member #2 Jun 24, 2009, 08:07 AM
A lot of people will tell you that there are many fathers of mathematics; that Newton and Leibniz invented the calculus; that Euclid is the father of Geometry; that Surya-siddhanta and Aryabhata are the fathers of Trigonometry.

Actually, none of them are correct. I have it on good authority that a guy named Igotta Goofoff is the father of mathematics. All the high school students at my school know this.
 galactus Posts: 2,272, Reputation: 1436 Ultra Member #3 Jun 24, 2009, 10:13 AM
The Father of Math is a subjective matter. But, the one given the title is Archimedes.

Archimedes was far ahead of his time. He was on the brink of developing calculus when he was murdered by a Roman soldier. That's because he used calculus-type techniques to solve problems. Especially calcualting Pi by inscribing polygons inside of a circle.

That's the story anyway.

How about the Mother of Math? Sophie Germaine?

Though she was technically a Physicist, Lise Meitner was an incredible genius.
 jenniepepsi Posts: 4,038, Reputation: 2756 Ultra Member #4 Jun 24, 2009, 10:22 AM

Mmm for all we know, a man named 'gunga' living in a cave could have been adding and subtracting.
 dgddvdvd Posts: 1, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #5 Oct 5, 2010, 11:32 AM
Who is father of mathermetics
 Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #6 Oct 6, 2010, 07:40 AM

How about you look at the previous posts to see the answer, hmmm?

## Check out some similar questions!

Maths - Lim [ 2 Answers ]

suppose a fish swimming distance L ft at a speed v ft/sec relative to the water and against a current flowing at the rate of u ft/sec (u<v) expends a total energy given by E(v) = aLv^3/v-u where E is measured in foot-pounds (ft-lb) and a is constant 1) evaluate lim/v-u^+ E(v) and...

A man sets out from an oasis to walk acorss the desert to a town which is 55 km due north. Unfortuanately, there is a mountain that he must walk around the reach the town. On the first day walks 20 km on a bearing of 340 degrees. On the second day he walks another 20 km on a bearing of 20 degrees....

Maths hwk [ 1 Answers ]

hi how do you do multiplying out brackets can sum1 do me hwk a) 3(a+2b+5)+2a+b+3 fanks soph x:)