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Page 8, Images from the Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Armand Borel, Karol Borsuk, Raoul Bott, William Browder, H. Arlen Brown, and R. Creighton Buck
Whimsical posters of fifteen mathematicians with brief biographies.
Page from the table of contents of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543) in which is outlined the first dialogue. This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).
A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.
This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
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A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
Images from a 16th century text about the astrolabe and its uses
Historical Problems can be used to enliven any mathematics class. Here are some examples from medieval times, from a 19th century American textbook, and from a 19th century Armenian textbook, among other sources.