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A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.
This is the title page to Rene Descartes' Treatise on Method, with its three famous essays on Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The third essay contains Descartes' treatment of analytic geometry as well as his theory of equations and his rule for finding the normal to a given curve.
2007 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonhard Euler, the most prolific mathematician of all time. There are numerous events throughout the world celebrating this anniversary, many of which are listed here.
Three vertical posts along a straight canal, each rising to the same height above the surface of the water. By looking at the line of vision, determine, to the nearest mile, the radius of the earth.
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.
In a rectangle, having given the diagonal and perimeter, find the sides
The purchase price for an apple and an orange is 100 yen. When n oranges and n + 3 apples are bought the price is 520 yen. Find the number n of oranges and the price of one orange.