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This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY

How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

Title page from the Ars Magna, by Gerolamo Cardano, published in 1545. Engraved portrait of the author. First printed text of algebraic solution of cubic equations.
This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

Page 7, Who's That Mathematician: Images from the Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection: Blackwell, Halmos, Boas, Bollobas, Bombieri, Mumford, Bonsall, Rankin

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