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Beautifully illustrated practical mathematics manuscript designed to impress King James I

Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.

The first arithmetic book published in England was a 1522 Latin text by Cuthbert Tunstall.

Leonard and Thomas Digges applied mathematics to the science of war, including, as illustrated here, for troop formation.

Images from <em>De revolutionibus,</em> the book of Nicolaus Copernicus in which he presented his heliocentric theory, arguing that the planets, including the Earth, rotated about the Sun

How high above the earth must a person be raised that he [or she] may see 1/3 of its surface?
There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
An image of the calendar, together with instructions for its use
Prove that the area of a regular polygon can be given by the product of its perimeter and half the radius of the inscribed circle.
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?

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