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NCTM Annual Meeting in St. Louis
This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum. It was published in 1744.
In this article which won the 2005 prize of HOMSIGMAA, the author discusses Eratosthenes' argument to determine the size of the earth as well as possibilities for the size which Eratosthenes found (in modern measures).
Three persons bought a sugar loaf in the form of a perfect cone 25"" high and agreed to divide it...what was the slant height of each one's share?
This book is a collection of mathematical ideas organized around the themes of infinity and the illumination of the nature of mathematical thought.
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.
Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.

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