Introduction to ancient greek mathematics :
Ancient greeks are regarded as one of the major discoverer of “Geometry”. The greeks were not intrested in numbers much. So they showed their interest in geometry which led to major discoveries. The notable achievements of the greek mathematicians were observed mainly in the period of 6th century BC to 4th century AD.
The word “Mathematics” was termed by pythagoreans (the followers of pythagoras) from the greek word “mathema” meaning ” subject of instructions”.
Major discoveries in ancient greek mathematics
Some of the major discoveries made by the ancient greek mathematicians are as follows :
The concept of theorems and postulates was introduced by the ancient greek mathematicians. Euclid’s elements were introduced. One of the most important discovery was theory of conic sections during Hellinistic period. Archimede’s principle was introduced during this period. Some major contributions were also made in the field of astronomy. Other achievements were also made