A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.

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A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.

A copper water tank in the form of a rectangular parallelopiped is to made. If its length is to be a times its breadth, how high should it be that for a given capacity it should cost as little as possible?

In the middle of the 18th century, King Frederick the Great of Prussia became interested in creating a lottery to raise money. As was his custom when mathematical matters were involved, he called upon Leonhard Euler for counsel.

Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.

A cultural history of the infinite, from ancient to modern times, in which the author clarifies the conceptual underpinnings of this vast topic.

A comprehensive history of trigonometry from ancient times to the Renaissance.

The edge of a cloud is at an altitude of 20 degrees and the sun above it at 35 degrees. The shadow cast by the edge of the cloud fall on a object 2300 yards away, how high is the cloud?

This website contains a complete version of Euclid's Elements, with all the proofs.

This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.

Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?