Sunday, 1 January 2017

Leonhard Euler
Mathematics Quiz 1 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians


1. Who among the following will be honored with Euler Book Prize 2017, which is named after Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler?
Jordan Ellenberg
Edward Frenkel
Steven Strogatz
Ian Stewart

2. The Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal, named after the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, is awarded by the Indian National Science Academy for work in the mathematical sciences. Name the first recipient in 1962.
Benjamin Peary Pal
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
K. S. Chandrasekharan
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

3. An American Mathematician and a Nobel Laureate in Economics, he was the subject of the famous movie, A Beautiful Mind. Who is he?
Hal Abelson
Mark Adler
Franz Alt
John Forbes Nash, Jr

4. Honey Bees create hexagonal wax cells to store their eggs and larvae. The honeycomb conjecture states that a regular hexagonal grid or honeycomb is the best way to divide a surface into regions of equal area with the least total perimeter.
Thomas C. Hales
Marcus Terentius Varro
Pappus of Alexandria
Robert Langlands

5. Bacteria such as Shewanella oneidensis multiply by doubling their population in size after as little as 40 minutes. What do you call this type of growth?
Arithmetic sequence
Geometric sequence
Infinite sequence
Fibonacci sequence

6. "How many pairs of rabbits will be produced in a year, beginning with a single pair, if in every month each pair bears a new pair which becomes productive from he second month on?"
Name the mathematician who posed this problem.
Archimedes
Edouard Lucas
Leonardo Bonacci
Virahanka

7. The Golden Ratio is an irrational number that has found its place in nature. Most plants follow the golden ratio when sprouting a new section. The Golden Ratio is typically represented by which Greek letter?
chi
phi
lambda
psi

8. Who won the maiden Leelavati Award, an award for outstanding contribution to public outreach in mathematics.?
Adrian Paenza
Niels Henrik Abel
Simon Singh
Sophus Lie

9. The contribution to which field of Mathematics is recognised through Vinti Prize?
Mathematical Analysis
Applied Mathematics
Differential geometry
Trigonometry

10. The Millennium Prize Problems are seven problems in mathematics that were stated by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000. Only one of the problems was solved till date. Name the Mathematician who proved the problem?
Richard Hamilton
Enrico Betti
John W. Lott
Grigori Perelman

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