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Images from a 16th century text about the astrolabe and its uses
A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
This is a translation of an article of Leonhard Euler in which he attempts to prove the fundamental theorem of algebra. In addition, he discusses in detail his understanding of the nature of complex numbers.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
In many sources, we see that Tartaglia has the surname Fontana. According to the author of this article, the co-discoverer of the cubic formula did not ever use that name.
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.

As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

What is the perpendicular height of a cloud when its angles of elevation were 35 degrees and 64 degrees as taken by two observers at the same time...
After completing this assignment on Simon Stevin's treatment of decimal fractions in his 1585 De Thiende, the author's preservice mathematics teachers understood why our usual procedure for multiplying such fractions works.

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