Among the greatest mathematicians of ancient China was Liu Hui, who produced a detailed commentary on the “Nine Chapters” in 263 CE, was one of the first mathematicians known to leave roots unevaluated, giving more exact results instead of approximations.

When Chinese, Islamic, and Indian mathematicians had been in ascendancy, and Europe fell in Dark Ages, almost all mathematics and intellectual endeavor stagnated. From the 4th to the 12th century, studies of geometry, arithmetic, and translations was limited to Boethius translations of some words of ancient Greek masters.

In the classical period of Indian mathematics (400 CE to 1600 CE), important contributions were made by scholars like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji. The decimal number system in worldwide use today was first recorded in Indian mathematics.

The Islamic Empire made significant contributions to math, since the 8th century. Over time, Muslim artists discovered all different types of symmetry that can be done on a 2D surface.

An important person in the early 16th century was an Italian Franciscan friar named Luca Pacioli. Later, multiplication, division, decimal, and inequality symbols were getting more recognized.

The invention of the logarithm in the early 17th century was made by John Nopier and French Mathematician, Girard Desargues, is considered a founder of field of protective.

Jean Robert Argand posted a paper on how complex numbers can be shown on geometric diagrams.

An abstract treatise, modern algebra, was written by Bartel van der Waerden and it impacted all branches of math.

In the early 20th Century, there was the beginnings of the rise of the field of mathematical logic. Hilbert was responsible for several theorems and some entirely new mathematical concepts.

Here in the present, we learn from our history to then discover new branches of math. Our math will evolve more in time, as in more formulas and answers.

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