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An excellent book surveying the history of the philosophy of mathematics from the time of Plato to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
NCTM Annual Meeting in St. Louis
Page 5 of Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Paul Bateman, Felice Bateman, Edward Begle, Alexandra Bellow, William Johnson, Georgia Benkart, Lipman Bers
In this article which won the 2005 prize of HOMSIGMAA, the author discusses Eratosthenes' argument to determine the size of the earth as well as possibilities for the size which Eratosthenes found (in modern measures).
This is the title page of the geometry book of Jacob Kobel (1460 - 1533). The book dealt primarily with measurement, showing its readers how to use various instruments to measure fields, determine heights of buildings, and perform various other necessary tasks.
A discussion of the meaning of mathematical unsolvability in the context of the history of Abel's proof of the unsolvability of the quintic equation in terms of radicals.
A man is walking across a bridge, when a boat passes under the bridge.How rapidly are the boat and the pedestrian separating after the boat passes under the bridge?
A translation of and commentary on Frans van Schooten's work on constructions using only a straightedge. Van Schooten's postulates for use of the straightedge, however, allow the copying of one line segment onto another.
A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.