Google Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd Birthday

Google today simply fascinates me and even made me reminisce how I dreamed of becoming a statistician, a mathematician before. But even how hard I tried eating those numbers, none of them ever made me full. Those just brought me bloated and really a headache. Mathematics, numbers really suck! But that is just a dream, a wish, I couldn’t exchange what I have and become now. I am happier with the degree I have and the career I would be in the future.

Moreover, Google Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd Birthday today.

Google Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd BirthdayGoogle Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd Birthday

If you guys do not know her yet, let me share you information below which I adapted from agnesscott.edu.

Phoebe Sarah Marks was born in Portsea, England in 1854. She changed her first name to Hertha when she was a teenager. After passing the Cambridge University Examination for Women with honors in English and mathematics, she attended Girton College at Cambridge University, the first residential college for women in England. Charlotte Scott also attended Girton at this time, and she and Marks helped form a mathematics club to “find problems for the club to solve and ‘discuss any mathematical question that may arise'” . Marks passed the Mathematical Tripos in 1880, although with a disappointing Third Class performance. Because Cambridge did not confer degrees to women at this time, just certificates, she successfully completed an external examination and received a B.Sc. degree from the University of London.

From 1881 to 1883, Marks worked as a private mathematics tutor, as well as tutoring other subjects. In 1884 she invented a draftsman’s device that could be used for dividing up a line into equal parts as well as for enlarging and reducing figures. She was also active in devising and solving mathematical problems, many of which were published in the Mathematical Questions and Their Solutions from the “Educational Times”. Tattersall and McMurran write that “Her many solutions indicate without a doubt that she possessed remarkable geometric insight and was quite a clever student of mathematics.”

Marks began her scientific studies by attending evening classes in physics at Finsbury Technical College given by Professor William Ayrton, whom she married in 1885. She assisted her husband with his experiments in physics and electricity, becoming an acknowledged expert on the subject of the electric arc. She published several papers from her own research in electric arcs in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London and The Electrician, and published the book The Electric Arc in 1902.

Having this not-so-long information about her, I guess you guys already experiencing an information overload there. Try to google some more about her in some of your other free time.

Google Doodles John Venn 180th Birthday

Just when I checked Google homepage, I then remember my elementary and high school years which almost always mention Venn Diagram in our Mathematics class. The homepage today is very artistic and also animated which I am very sure that every kids and students would surely enjoy learning from those then.

Google Doodles John Venn 180th Birthday

Furthermore, Venn Diagram was first introduced by John Venn, a British logician and philosopher. I have not much information and knowledge about John Venn, honestly. But at least the use of Venn diagram is still somehow fresh in me until today. And it feels really good to see how Google doodles John Venn 180th Birthday today.

Pi Day 2014

Getting NERDY? Well, celebrate Pi Day 2014 with the world today!

Pi Day 2014

I no like math neither number-related problems and analysis. But I just don’t know why my mom and sister seemed like just chewing numbers all along when they were presented with math problems?

Anyway, for all the nerds and math enthusiasts around the world, enjoy and seize your day — Pi Day 2014, since today is one of your most celebrated nerdy day. Enjoy guys and have a blast being such so genius!

Google Doodles Leonhard Euler 350th Birthday

For some, mathematics is such a fascinating subject to learn but never for me. The Google homepage animated logo today reminds me of those numbers and analysis in mathematics and physics as Google Doodles Leonhard Euler 350th Birthday today.

Google Doodles Leonhard Euler 350th BirthdayGoogle Doodles Leonhard Euler 350th Birthday

Leonhard Euler was one of the pioneers in the field of mathematics and physics. He was a Swiss mathematician and physicist who worked on infinitesimal calculus and graph theory.

Google Doodles Nicolaus Copernicus 540th Birthday

Google is getting so cool yet so smart today as Google Doodles Nicolaus Copernicus 540th Birthday featuring an animated universe, or the solar system, where one can see moving planets around the sun, as its center.

Google Doodles Nicolaus Copernicus 540th BirthdayGoogle Doodles Nicolaus Copernicus 540th Birthday

Let me share to you some of the information I still remember from our high school lessons about Nicolaus Copernicus. Pardon me, but as far as I remembered it right, Nicolaus Copernicus was one of the many famous mathematician and astronomer then. He was the one who formulated the heliocentric model of the universe or the solar system which placed the Sun, at its center.

Google Doodles Ada Lovelace 197th Birthday

Google homepage today is really cool. It’s not animated though, but analytical. Google Doodles Ada Lovelace 197th Birthday today, actually.

Google Doodles Ada Lovelace 197th BirthdayGoogle Doodles Ada Lovelace 197th Birthday

According to Wikipedia.com,

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage‘s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is sometimes considered the world’s first computer programmer.

Reading Materials on Calculus

When it comes to Mathematics and all related to numbers, I personally have hard time digest how those numbers function and most often than not, I need a number of references to make each mathematical problems easier to analyze and solve.

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Mathematics has many branches and one of which is Calculus. It deals more on derivatives and integrals and other related to its theorems. Accordingly, to many math-enthusiasts, Calculus is just so easy to learn as writing ABC. But to others who have difficulties with numbers, and that includes me, even how may times I might try writing the alphabet again and again, I could say that solving Calculus problems is never easy.

But that is still during my college years. Good enough I have successfully surpassed those days. And it is more overwhelming to know that there are lots of reading materials on calculus online nowadays that are available for any levels and accessible at any time. These reading materials on calculus are, by far, could of big help to students especially when they are doing their assignments on calculus at home or at anywhere they can access these online. Practice materials calculus are also included on these reading materials which helps students to enhance their ability in solving calculus more.

Google Doodles Alan Turing 100th Birthday

Google Doodles Alan Turing 100th Birthday today!

Just a bit of information about Alan Turing, he was an English computer scientist, a  logician, cryptanalyst and mathematician. He has had great contribution and influences in the development of computer science today. He was also the brain in providing concepts of algorithm and computation using the Turing machine. The said machine has had a significant role in the creation of the modern computer we are having today.

Google Doodles Alan Turing 100th Birthday

Alan Turing is also considered the father of modern computer science and artificial intelligence.