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The cost per hour of running a certain steamboat is proportional to the cube of its velocity in still water. At what speed should it be run to make a trip up stream against a four-mile current most economically?
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
A certain merchant increases the value of his estate by 1/3...

A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.

The MAA's annual summer Mathfest will take place in Knoxville, TN from August 10-12, 2006.
A brief history of mathematics aimed at college students with little technical knowledge of mathematics.
There is a regular pentagon. The length of its side is a. Find the area of the pentagon. Generalize your result for a nonagon.