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Essays on various aspects of Greek science and mathematics, which help give a context for those aspects of Greek culture.
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.

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

A guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind and the host rides off to catch up with the guest once he discovers the clothes. Assuming the host rides without stop tell how far he can go in a day?

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

A certain slave fled from Milan to Naples going 1/10 of the whole journey each day. At the beginning of the third day, his master sent a slave after him and this slave went 1/7 of the whole journey each day.
Suppose that the propability of success in an experiment is 1/10. How many trials of the experiment are necessary to insure even odds on it happening at least once?
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.
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?

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