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Thales of Miletus

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: shanmugasundaram karuppannagounder (Student), May 08, 2008
Comment: I spent about 40 minutes reading about “Thales of Miletus.” This site describes about the biography of a famous Mathematician and Scientist, Thales. Even though he did so many interesting things during his time like calculating a ship out at sea and measuring the pyramids by their shadow but still he is believed to be not as smart as some people thought. He was always questioned with his discoveries and his explanations on the eclipse were viewed by some as a lucky guess. There was not a lot of evidence supporting certain findings that he supposedly discovered. I think this is a very interesting and unusual to know. The material in this site is very significant for educational purposes. And I also believe that knowing about these Mathematicians who had some part in the Mathematical world should be credited by knowing their biographies and their inventions. This is also very enhancing for teachers and students. Overall this site was very interesting and very informative and very easy to use.