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A bibliographical reference to mathematics books printed in the new world before 1700.

A description of this well-regarded website.
Mathematics is often referred to today as the "science of patterns." But has this always been true historically, or is this something that happened in recent times? The question is discussed here with reference to the work of Euclid and Jacob Steiner.
A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

In many sources, we see that Tartaglia has the surname Fontana. According to the author of this article, the co-discoverer of the cubic formula did not ever use that name.
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.

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