Greek Achievements in Math

By Ben Siebold

Mathematicians of Ancient Greece

There were many mathematicians of Ancient Greece that contributed valuable theorems and formulas still used today. A few of these mathematicians were Euclid, Archimedes, and Apollonius. These three were the most influential to modern geometry. The Greeks were the first to elaborate on the importance of planes and surface area in mathematics. Greek letters are used today in math and science.

Geometry Influenced by Greeks

Greeks had many geometrical accomplishments such as the Pythagorean theorem, the trisection of an angle, and pi that we still use today. The Greeks made some improvements to the abacus so it was more accurate too. They were the first to solve quadratic equations and use proofs. They gave us terms such such as ellipse and parabola.
These are the three mathematicians most commonly discussed in Greek geometry. These people are also thought of as the men who influenced math/geometry of the Greeks the most.