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

There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.
Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
One military horse cannot pull a load of 40 dan; neither can 2 ordinary horses, nor can three inferior horses.
If a ladder, placed 8 ft. from the base of a building 40 ft. high, just reached the top, how far must it be placed from the base of the building that it may reach a point 10 ft. from the top?
Greek ladders for approximating square roots may be more ancient than the ancient Greeks. Students at any level can appreciate their beauty and simplicity. Those who have studied calculus can compare them with Newton's Method for approximating roots.
The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.
A collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.

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