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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

Photo of Plimpton 322, an old Babylonian Tablet, from the Plimpton Collection at the Columbia University Library. Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy?...
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.