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An Application of Geography to Mathematics

The authors review the history of the evaluation of the integral of the secant as it arose as an explanation of the construction of Mercator projections.

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1638
Author(s): 
V. Frederick Rickey (Bowling Green State University) and Philip M. Tuchinsky (Ford Motor Co.)
Publication Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2007
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
May, 1980
Subject(s): 
Calculus
Single Variable Calculus
Integration
Topic(s): 
History of Calculus
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Rating Count: 
94.00
Rating Sum: 
281.00
Rating Average: 
2.99
Author (old format): 
V. Frederick Rickey and Philip M. Tuchinsky
Applicable Course(s): 
3.0 Calculus
3.2 Mainstream Calculus II
3.5 Non-mainstream Calc II
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Average: 3 (95 votes)

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