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The Sagacity of Circles: A History of the Isoperimetric Problem

A summary of the history of the problem of finding the region of greatest area bounded by a given perimeter, from Zenodorus and Pappus to Jakob Steiner (one page each). This essay was a winner of the HOM SIGMAA Student Paper Contest in 2006.

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http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/convergence/the-sagacity-of-circles-a-history-of-the-isoperimetric-problem-the-isoperimetric-problem-in
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Jennifer Wiegert
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Editor, Loci: Convergence
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MAA, MathDL Loci: Convergence
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