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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

Collection (from 1614) of Roger Bacon's 13th century writings on applications of mathematics

Find two numbers, x and y, such that their sum is 10 and x/y + y/x = 25
There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
In how many ways can a vowel and a consonant be chosen out of the word "logarithms?"
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
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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