Starting in the sixth century BC with the Pythagoreans, the Ancient Greeks started a methodical investigation of arithmetic as a subject in its very own privilege with Greek mathematics.[20] Around 300 BC, Euclid presented the proverbial strategy still utilized in science today, comprising of definition, saying, hypothesis, and verification. His reading material Elements is broadly considered the best and persuasive course book of all time.[21] The best mathematician of classical times is regularly held to be Archimedes (c. 287– 212 BC) of Syracuse.[22] He created recipes for ascertaining the surface territory and volume of solids of transformation and utilized the technique for weariness to compute the zone under the circular segment of a parabola with the summation of an unbounded arrangement, in a way not very different from present day calculus.[23] Other striking accomplishments of Greek science are conic segments (Apollonius of Perga, third century BC),[24] trigonometry (Hipparchus of Nicaea (second century BC),[25] and the beginnings of variable based math (Diophantus, third century AD).[26]

The Hindu– Arabic numeral framework and the principles for the utilization of its tasks, being used all through the present reality, developed throughout the primary thousand years AD in India and were transmitted toward the Western world by means of Islamic arithmetic. Other prominent improvements of Indian arithmetic incorporate the advanced meaning of sine and cosine, and an early type of unending arrangement.

A page from al-Khwārizmī’s Algebra

Amid the Golden Age of Islam, particularly amid the ninth and tenth hundreds of years, science saw numerous essential developments expanding on Greek arithmetic. The most striking accomplishment of Islamic science was the advancement of variable based math. Other remarkable accomplishments of the Islamic time frame are propels in round trigonometry and the expansion of the decimal point to the Arabic numeral framework. Numerous eminent mathematicians from this period were Persian, for example, Al-Khwarismi, Omar Khayyam and Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī.

Amid the early current time frame, science started to create at a quickening pace in Western Europe. The improvement of analytics by Newton and Leibniz in the seventeenth century reformed science. Leonhard Euler was the most outstanding mathematician of the eighteenth century, contributing various hypotheses and revelations. Maybe the premier mathematician of the nineteenth century was the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, who made various commitments to fields, for example, polynomial math, examination, differential geometry, framework theory,number hypothesis, and measurements. In the mid twentieth century, Kurt Gödel changed arithmetic by distributing his inadequacy hypotheses, which demonstrate that any proverbial framework that is steady will contain unprovable recommendations.

Arithmetic has since been significantly broadened, and there has been a productive cooperation among math and science, to the advantage of both. Scientific revelations keep on being made today. As per Mikhail B. Sevryuk, in the January 2006 issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, “The quantity of papers and books incorporated into the Mathematical Reviews database since 1940 (the principal year of task of MR) is currently in excess of 1.9 million, and in excess of 75 thousand things are added to the database every year. The mind greater part of works in this sea contain new scientific hypotheses and their proofs.”[27]

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Historical background

The word arithmetic originates from Ancient Greek μάθημα (máthēma), signifying “what is learnt”,[28] “what one becomes more acquainted with”, henceforth likewise “study” and “science”. The word for “arithmetic” came to have the smaller and more specialized signifying “numerical examination” even in Classical times.[29] Its modifier is μαθηματικός (mathēmatikós), signifying “identified with learning” or “studious”, which in like manner additionally came to signify “scientific”. Specifically, μαθηματικὴ τέχνη (mathēmatikḗ tékhnē), Latin: ars mathematica, signified “the numerical workmanship”.

So also, one of the two fundamental schools of thought in Pythagoreanism was known as the mathēmatikoi (μαθηματικοί)— which at the time signified “instructors” as opposed to “mathematicians” in the advanced sense.

In Latin, and in English until around 1700, the term arithmetic all the more regularly signified “soothsaying” (or some of the time “cosmology”) as opposed to “science”; the importance progressively changed to its present one from around 1500 to 1800. This has brought about a few mistranslations. For instance, Saint Augustine’s notice that Christians should be careful with mathematici, which means celestial prophets, is now and again mistranslated as a judgment of mathematicians.[30]

The clear plural shape in English, similar to the French plural frame les mathématiques (and the less usually utilized particular subsidiary la mathématique), returns to the Latin fix plural mathematica (Cicero), in light of the Greek plural τὰ μαθηματικά (ta mathēmatiká), utilized by Aristotle (384– 322 BC), and meaning generally “everything scientific”; despite the fact that it is conceivable that English obtained just the descriptor mathematic(al) and framed the thing science again, after the example of material science and power, which were acquired from Greek.[31] In English, the thing arithmetic takes a solitary verb. Usually abbreviated to maths or, in North America, math.[32]

Grids & Structure

We deploy grid-based layouts ‘behind the scenes’ in all our basic skins. The idea behind these layouts is to provide your website with a solid visual and structural balance from the word go.

These layout structures offer ample flexibility and enhance the visual experience for your visitors, and introduces an easy-to-follow consistency across your site, while allowing you to create and update both design and content in a well thought-out, standardised framework within the constraints of the browser.

Grid-based layouts on the web

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Although it’s not always possible we do aim for a certain consistency when it comes to structuring a Tank site. We follow established naming conventions to enable logical hooks into the underlying structure of all our basic skins:

  • header
  • navigation
  • canvas
  • content
  • sidebar
  • footer

If you are familiar with CSS you can edit the properties of the underlying structure of your site easily.

Navigation & Architecture

The idea behind most navigation in a Tank site is that of context-sensitivity - which boils down to the fact that navigation will appear when and where is required. If you add a portfolio images will be thumb-nailed for you and be immediately navigable to larger views of the uploaded media. If you add a blog date archives, categories and RSS feeds will be present automagically. All you need to do is consider your content, and what you want to do with it.

Information architecture

Besides this approach the following options are available to further architect your information according to your requirements.

Global navigation

Content grouped into the global navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the header of a site and demarcates the most important information on your site. The good stuff goes here.

Utility navigation

Content grouped into the utility navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the footer of a site and demarcates the necessary or additional information on your site. Everything else goes here.

Hidden navigation

You can also set content to ‘hidden’ which means it’s only accessible if you either link to it or tell someone where to find it.

A blend between these three options enables you to build almost any site any way you want.

Text & Typography

We use a text-to-HTML conversion tool - a filter - that allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which is converted it to structurally valid HTML for rendering on the web.

In a nutshell it means you use certain characters as formatting commands and you place these characters amongst your text to create certain effects (bolding text) and functionality (linking text).

E.g. headings

You can easily apply the full range of headers (h2 to h6) as follows:

# big heading
## smaller heading
##### smallest heading

E.g. formatting text

Formatting text - bolding text, italicizing text, or even striking text is quite simple. Simply use the basic formatting rules you’ve just seen and surround your text with the appropriate characters.


We utilise and deploy percentage-based text-sizing, popular font-stacks & web-safe fonts across all our sites. This means that your site is legible and readable from the get-go, but still customisable according to your specifications and personal taste.

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Images & Galleries

There are two ways of displaying images in your site: ‘inline’ with the rest of your content, or in sortable collections in a dedicated ‘photo section’ of their own.

Inline images

Images attached to content appear ‘inline’; in other words in the content you place them. The image below has been placed just below this paragraph and is sized automatically according to the width of the container it’s placed in.

That means images look great no matter where you put them. No need to ‘size down’ anything - in fact we recommend uploading your images large enough to cater for higher resolutions.

Inline galleries & slide-shows

If multiple images are attached to content it is possible to ‘string’ these images together into an inline gallery or slideshow. It couldn’t be simpler or easier.

Collections of images

Images can also be placed in order-able collections inside a photo section - a slightly easier way to manage large sets of images as all images are thumb-nailed and placed automatically according to the dimensions of the current skin.