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Artefact (or artifact in US) is an "object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest." It is also something viewed as a "product of human conception or agency".

Here is a list of artifacts that have appeared throughout this site. Have a look at them, they will also give you further links to worksheets or other pages that will tell you either who wrote about, invented, or made them.

As per definition above, not all artefacts mentioned here are actual objects; some are concepts that are used in objects; some are famous books on mathematics or related to it. All of these artefacts may be found in varous places and have been invented throughout the time... Investigate and see!

If you click on the names of people that will take you to the biographies of inventors/authors; of you click on the name of an object/artefact, that will take you to the pages which desribe them:

Arithmetica by Diophantus

Ars Magna by Girolamo Cardano

Hilbert's Hotel

Möbius' Band

Napier's bones

Nine Chapters

Euclid's Elements and Book I (separately)

Pascal's Triangle and his Pascaline

Newton's Principia

Sieve of Eratosthenes

Find more about Logarithms, then see Briggs' book and the one done by Napier

Euler Line

Some famous paintings all related to the invention of linear perspective

Robert Recorde's The Pathwaye to Knowledge



see other areas of the web site -

conjectures and theorems

famous mathematicians


places from the history of mathematics

or climb the mathematical tree and see what branch of maths you end up on today...



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