Make a scrapbook of 'Famous Biographies' by collecting at
least five biographies of famous scientists, mathematicians, inventors, artists
etc., of your choice. You may also collect the pictures related to their
achievements, inventions etc.
1. Sir Isaac Newton
(1642 - 1726).
Sir Isaac Newton was a polymath who made investigations into a
whole range of subjects including mathematics, optics, physics and astronomy.
In his Principia Mathematica published in 1687, he laid the foundation for
classical mechanics explaining the law of gravity and the laws of motion. In
mathematics, he also studied power series, binomial theorem and developed a
method for approximating the roots of a function.
2. Pythagoras (c.
570 BC - c 495 BC)
Pythagoras was a Greek Philosopher, spiritual leader and a
mathematician. Pythagoras was believed to be one of the western men to describe
himself as a philosopher 'lover of wisdom'. His philosophy was based on the
mystic traditions of Egypt and Greece. He is also credited with 'Pythagoras
theorem' about the relation of triangles in geometry.
3. Thomas Alva
Edison (1847 -1931)
Thomas Edison was an American inventor who filed over 1000 patents. He developed and innovated a wide range of products from the electric bulb to the phonograph and motion picture camera. He was one of the greatest inventors of all time.
4. Auguste Renoir
Auguste Renoir was a French Painter, one of the early pioneers of
impressionism. Also influenced by Italian renaissance. Famous works include
dance at the Mouline de la Galette and on the Terrace.
Collect pictures of
famous personalities in Science, Mathematics, Literature art etc.
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