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Convergence Advisory Board 2004-2009

A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.
Suppose the area of an equilateral triangle be 600. The sides are required.
The cost per hour of running a certain steamboat is proportional to the cube of its velocity in still water. At what speed should it be run to make a trip up stream against a four-mile current most economically?
A biography of the geometer Donald Coxeter.
A collection of biographies of sixty mathematicians from the eighteenth century to the twentieth.
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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