A Very Brief (visual) History of Mathematics

Babylonian table of reciprocals
Pythagoras jamming
Proof of Pythagoras theorem by Euclid
Euclid’s elements
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedic_Sanskrit_grammar granted by Moefuzz
Hexagram from the I Ching book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching
Machine d’Anticythère https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism#/media/File:NAMA_Machine_d'Anticyth%C3%A8re_1.jpg granted by Marsyas
CC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu%E2%80%93Arabic_numeral_system#/media/File:The_Brahmi_numeral_system_and_its_descendants.png granted by Tobus
Floor in Cosmati style from the Cathedral at Terracina
Cubic equation
Napier Calculating Table granted by Kim Traynor
A 2-d Cartesian coordinate system
Newton the divine geometer
Leibniz with ICO dreams
A single-sheeted quadric hyperboloid which is a ruled surface in two different ways. granted by Prof. William McCallum, associate head of the department at the time of creation of this website, for all pictures on the website http://math.arizona.edu/~models .
Galois’ final letter
The Mass of the Earth bends the spacetime around it, that’s why stuff falls
A 2D construction of perspective viewing, showing the formation of a vanishing point granted by Mgunyho, original drawing by Niharikamaheshwari
Pietro Perugino’s use of perspective in the Delivery of the Keys fresco at the Sistine Chapel (1481–82) helped bring the Renaissance to Rome
Granted by Cones83
Peano’s paper https://archive.org/details/arithmeticespri00peangoog/page/n32 granted by Fratres Bocca
Lorentz attractor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamical_system granted by Wikimol
CC-BY-SA 4.0 (as metadata). Please attribute as Matemateca (IME/USP)/Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton. This file was published as the result of a partnership between Matemateca (IME/USP), the RIDC NeuroMat and the Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil (Report).
Heat in metal plate visualized using Fourier series — granted by Loisel
heat equation
heat equation using linear algebra
A Turing Machine implemented by GabrielF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine#/media/File:Model_of_a_Turing_machine.jpg
phone lines granted by sandman
Los Alamos National Lab hosted some of the world’s most brilliant scientists
Soviet Artillery

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