Do you like
beautiful mathematics?

 

Then you should
take a look
at this book!

 

Here you will find more informations and also the solutions to my "Suggestions for Reflection and for Investigations".

Heinz Klaus Strick's histories

Here are English translations of my contributions to the Mathematical Monthly Calendar, which have been published by Spektrum der Wissenschaft since January 2006.
If you want to read the stories and download them, you must only click on the "stamps".

From top to bottom (in alphabetical order):

Niels Henrik Abel, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Jean le Rond d'Alembert,
al-Biruni, al-Haitham, al-Karaji, al-Kashi, Muhammed al-Khwarizmi, al-Kindi, al-Tusi, Apollonius von Perga, Francois Arago, Archimedes, Aryabhata, Avicenna,

Charles Babbage, Bachet de Meziriac, Stefan Banach, Isaac Barrow, Thomas Bayes, Daniel Bernoulli, Jakob Bernoulli, Johann Bernoulli, Joseph Bertrand, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, Bhaskara II, Jànos Bolyai, Bernard Bolzano, George Boole, Ruder Boskovic, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Brahmagupta, William Brouncker, Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon,

Georg Cantor, Constantin Caratheodory, Girolamo Cardano, Giovanni Dominico Cassini, Eugène Catalan, Augustin Cauchy, Bonaventura Cavalieri, Arthur Cayley, Giovanni Ceva, Emilie du Chatelet, Pafnuti Chebyshev, Nicolas Chuquet, Alexis Clairaut, Nicolas de Condorcet, John Horton Conway

Richard Dedekind, Girard Desargues, René Descartes, Diophant,
Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Albrecht Dürer,

Gotthold Eisenstein, Eratosthenes, Paul Erdös, Euclid, Eudoxus of Nidos, Leonhard Euler,

Johann Faulhaber, Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci (Leonardo von Pisa), Joseph Fourier,
Galileo Galilei, Evariste Galois, Carl Friedrich Gauss,
Gemma Frisius, Sophie Germain, Kurt Gödel, Christian Goldbach, Herrmann Grassmann, James Gregory,
Jacques Hadamard, Edmond Halley, William Rowan Hamilton, Godfrey Harold Hardy, Thomas Harriot, Felix Hausdorff, Charles Hermite, Heron of Alexandria, David Hilbert, Adolf Hurwitz, Christiaan Huygens,
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Camille Jordan,

Johannes Kepler, Omar Khayyam, Felix Klein, Andrei Kolmogorov, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Leopold Kronecker, Ernst Eduard Kummer,
Joseph Louis Lagrange, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Edmund Landau, Pierre Simon Laplace, Emanuel Lasker, Henri Lebesgue, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonardo da Vinci, Guillaume de l'Hopital, Sophus Lie, Joseph Liouville, Liu Hui, Nicolai Lobachevsky, Ada Lovelace, Édouard Lucas, Alexander Lyapunov,

Colin Maclaurin, Andrei Markov, Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis & Charles Marie de La Condamine, Hermann Minkowski, Gerardus Mercator, Marin Mersenne, Maryam Mirzahkhani, August Möbius, Abraham de Moivre, Karl Brandan Mollweide, Gaspard Monge, Augustus de Morgan,

John Napier, Narayana Pandita, John von Neumann, Isaac Newton, Emmy Noether, Pedro Nunes,

Nicole Oresme,

Luca Pacioli, Pappus von Alexandria, Blaise Pascal, Giuseppe Peano, Julius Plücker, Henri Poincaré, Siméon Denis Poisson, George Pólya, Ptolemeus, Pythagoras,

Quetelet,

Srinivasa Ramanujan, Robert Recorde, Regiomontanus, Matteo Ricci, Bernhard Riemann, Adam Ries, Christoff Rudolff, Paolo Ruffini, Bertrand Russell,

Grégoire de Saint-Vincent, Ludwig Schläfli, Charlotte Angas Scott, Seki Kowa, Waclaw Sierpinski, Willebrodus Snellius, Jakob Steiner, Moritz Abraham Stern, Simon Stevin, Michael Stifel, James Stirling, James Joseph Sylvester,
Brook Taylor, Thabit Ibn Qurra, Thales of Miletus, Otto Toeplitz, Evangelista Torricelli, Alan Turing,

Charles de La Vallée Poussin, Jurij Vega, Francois Viète,

Abul Wafa, John Wallis, Karl Weierstrass, Johannes Werner,

Grace Chisholm Young,

Ernst Zermelo, Zu Chongzhi

 

Of these stories, a total of 51 contributions were translated into English by David Kramer on behalf of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in the years 2011-2014 and published on the homepage of the EMS. Unfortunately, they could no longer be found there. Therefore, I have now provided these translations with a new layout and published them again on this website.

Since 2020, you can find these texts again on the homepage of St Andrews University

 

https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Strick/

 

And in collaboration with John O'Connor from
St Andrews University we can present numerous further translations. Meanwhile (13.05.2022) there is a total of 175 "histories" (of a total of 197 German-language contributions on Spektrum so far).

Several portraits have been drawn by my son Andreas Strick
(https://www.kunst-a-s.de/).

 

 

Maths Calendars for the support of

Peace Village International

 

Do you like maths puzzles?

 

Then you should order the maths calendars 2022 with

12 Problems of the Month

(junior: from 9 to 13 years, senior: from 14 to 99 years)

 

After your order I will send you a pdf to print out the calendar pages yourself.

The selling price of € 5.00 goes without any deductions to the Peace Village Oberhausen.

At the end of each month you will find the solutions to the problems here.

Heinz Klaus Strick, "Ambassador" of the Peace Village