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Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogshead) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?
Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.

A survey of the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to graph theory, by an undergraduate student

Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics

As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.
A listing of the history sessions at the 2008 Joint Mathematics meetings in San Diego, January 4-9, 2008.

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