# Research and Math

# Pythagoras: Episodes 1 -3

September 2019

## Research and References

Gorman, P. (1979). *Pythagoras: A life.* London: Routledge & K. Paul.

Hansen, W. F., & Fawkes, G. (2017). *The book of Greek & Roman folktales, legends, & myths*. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Huffman, C. (2018, October 17). Pythagoras. Retrieved from https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2018/entries/pythagoras/

Martinez, A. A. (2012). *The cult of Pythagoras.* Pittsburgh Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press.

# Hypatia: Episodes 4 - 6

October 2019

## Research and References

Booth, C. (2017). *Hypatia mathematician, philosopher, myth*. Croydon: Fonthill.

Costa, G. (2012). Hypatia, the Daughter of Theon. *Greek Orthodox Theological Review*, *57*(1–4), 275–327. Retrieved from http://lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,cpid&custid=s1088435&db=a9h&AN=91652514&site=ehost-live

Osen, L. M. (1974). *Women in mathematics.* Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press.

Sartre, M. (2009). *Histoires grecques: Snapshots from antiquity*. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press.

# Paul Erdős: Episodes 7-9

November 2019

## Research and References

Albers, D. J. (1986). *Mathematical people profiles and interviews*. Boston: Birkhäuser.

Currey, M. (2016). *Daily rituals: How artists work*. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Hoffman, P. (1998). *The man who loved only numbers: The story of Paul Erdős and the search for mathematical truth*. New York: Hyperion.

Honsberger, R. (1973). *Mathematical gems from elementary combinatories, number theory, and geometry*. Wash., D.C.: Mathematical Association of America.

## Fun Math Links

# Pierre De Fermat: Episodes 10-12

January - February 2020

## Research and References

Boyer, C. B., & Merzbach, U. C. (2011). *A history of mathematics.* Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Devlin, K. J. (2010). *The unfinished game: Pascal, Fermat, and the seventeenth-century letter that made the world modern. *New York: Basic Books.

Singh, S. (1998). *Fermats enigma: the epic quest to solve the world’s greatest mathematical problem*. New York: Anchor Books.

## Fun Math Links

Interactive Tangent (and Secant) Lines

The Problem of Points (The Unfinished Game)

De Finetti's Game (epistemic probability)

*Coming Soon: The Checkerboard Description*

# Girolamo Cardano Episode 13-16

March - April 2020

## Research and References

Cardano, G. (1930). *The book of my life *(J. Stoner, Trans.)*. *New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. https://ia801009.us.archive.org/9/items/GirolamoCardanoTheBookOfMyLifeDeVitaPropriaLiber/Girolamo%20Cardano%20-%20%27%27The%20Book%20of%20My%20Life%27%27%20%5BDe%20Vita%20Propria%20Liber%5D.pdf

Devlin, K. J. (2010). *The unfinished game: Pascal, Fermat, and the seventeenth-century letter that made the world modern. *New York: Basic Books.

Ekert, A. (2008). Complex and unpredictable Cardano. *International Journal of Theoretical Physics*, *47*(8), 2101–2119. 10.1007/s10773-008-9775-1

# Euclid Episodes 17 - 19

May - June 2020

## Research and References

Artmann, B. (1999). *Euclid: The creation of mathematics*. New York: Springer.

Deming, D. (2010). *Science and technology in world history* (Vol. 1). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Mlodinow, L. (2002). *Euclid’s window: The story of geometry from parallel lines to hyperspace*. New York: Simon & Schuster.