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Learning Unlimited: From the Abacus to iPhones

Thu, April 6, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Learning Unlimited
From the Abacus to iPhones

The seventeenth century is one of the most exciting periods in the history of mathematics. The era saw the invention of analytic geometry and calculus.  Also during this time, several individuals began working on ways to coax answers to arithmetic problems from machines.  This activity led to the invention of the first mechanical calculators, the precursors of our modern computers.  Professor John Martin of Santa Rosa Junior College has studied these fascinating machines in person!  Join us for a discussion of the contributions of Blaise Pascal, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Wilhelm Schickard.

$5.00 Members With Advanced Registration

$7.00 Non-Members With Advanced Registration

$10.00 All Day of Registrations

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Registrations are non-refundable.

Learning Unlimited lectures are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Carol & Duff Kurland and Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs 

 To make a gift in support of our lecture series, please click here and designate your gift to "Adult Learning & Living".