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FC: Women In Mathematics Project

1: Hypatia of Alexandria By Macey Eldridge and TJ Scoumis

2: Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Eqypt in 370 A.d. During Hypatia was born, Alexandria was the third largest city in the Roman Empire

3: Hypatia's father was Theon of Alexandria. Theon was a member of the museum a place of residence, study and teaching similar to a university. Theon predicted Eclipses of the sun and the moon his scholarship included commentaries on Euclid and Claudis Ptolemy

4: Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman recognized as a mathematician and scientist since the recording of history. Hypatia has been given credit for the astrolabe, which was used to measure star positions that were relative to the Earth. The astrolabe was also used for water purification.

5: Hypatia also studied and taught in the feild of astronomy | Hypatia was also a published philosopher

7: Mathematical accomplishments She is credited for the Hypatial Problem She was also credited for the invention of the hydrometer. | The Hydrometer is an invention used to measure the specific gravity or relative density of a liquid.

9: Hypatia of Alexandria was also a philosopher and writer, the following is a list of her works during her life A commentary on the 13-volume Arithmetica by Diophantus. A commentary on the Conics of Apollonius. Edited the existing version of Ptolemy's Almagest. Edited her father's commentary on Euclid's Elements She wrote a text "The Astronomical Canon."


11: Believed to have been the reason for the strained relationship between the Imperial Prefect Orestes and the Bishop Cyril, Hypatia attracted the ire of a Christian population eager to see the two reconciled. One day in March AD 415,[30] during the season of Lent, her chariot was waylaid on her route home by a Christian mob, possibly Nitrian monks[30] led by a man identified only as Peter, who is thought to be Peter the Reader, Cyril's assistant. The Christian monks stripped her naked and dragged her through the streets to the newly Christianised Caesareum church, where she was brutally killed. Some reports suggest she was flayed with ostraca (pot shards) and set ablaze while still alive, though other accounts suggest those actions happened after her death:


15: "Hypatia -." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. . "Hypatia of Alexandria." ALEXANDRIA on the Web. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. . "Hypatia Summary." GAP System for Computational Discrete Algebra. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. . "Hypatia Summary." GAP System for Computational Discrete Algebra. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. . "Hypatia Summary." GAP System for Computational Discrete Algebra. Web. 22 Mar. 2010. .

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