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Some ideas on using student reports when you teach a course in the history of mathematics
Given the fraction ax/ (a-x ), convert it into an infinite series.
A carpenter has undertaken to build a house in 20 days. He takes on another man and says; "If we build the house together, we can accomplish the work in 8 days!" How long would it take this other man to build the house working alone?
What is the sum of the reciprocals of the triangular numbers?
My age is a number consisting of two digits, 1/2 of this number is a mean proportional between these two digits, and two years hence, my age will be a third proportional to the same two digits, directly as they stand in my present age.
A biography of Hypatia in her times, which carefully distinguishes between the known facts of her life and the many speculations about her.
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.
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?
There is a four sided field.
A survey of early theories of planetary motion, with dynamic figures to help in understanding these motions.