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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Cardano and the Solution of the Cubic.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where was Neil's Abel from?
(b) Great Britian,
2. Who wrote a treatise that supposed that cubic equations may be impossible to solve?
(a) Gerolamo Cardano.
(b) Scipione del Ferro.
(c) Luca Pacioli.
(d) Niccolo Fontana.
3. After working on pi, what did Archimedes continue with in his study of mathematics?
(a) He studied the relationship of sine to cosine.
(b) He studied the volume and surface area of spheres, cones, and cylinders.
(c) He studied the relationship between ratios in triangles.
(d) He studied the volume to surface area ratios of cubes.
4. What provided most of the content in the book Elements?
5. What was most useful about finding the square of a shape, before Hippocrates?
(a) It was useful in creating simple elevation maps,
(b) It was useful in finding the area of circles.
(c) It was useful in determining the distance between two points.
(d) It was useful in finding the area of oddly shaped pieces of land.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was Heron?
2. What range of values did Archimedes determine for pi?
3. Who challenged Tartaglia to a contest to solve cubic equations?
4. What did the Pythagorean Theorem accomplish for mathematics?
5. What did Dunham discuss for many pages in this chapter?
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