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Essays on how number has been critical to the work of scientists through the ages.

In this collection of essays on modern trends and issues in the history of mathematics, consideration of mathematics history in the classroom is often more theoretical than practical.

The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
Given the fraction ax/ (a-x ), convert it into an infinite series.
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...
Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.
An introduction to the priority dispute between Euler and D'Alembert relating to several mathematical ideas that both worked on in the 1740s and 1750s.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
Apollonius found how to draw normals to an ellipse from points in the ellipse by using hyperbolas. A modern version is presented here.
A study and English translation of Servois' attempt to place calculus on a foundation of algebraic analysis without recourse to infinitesimals, continuing the work of Lagrange.

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