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A sketch of the history of topology, beginning with the polyhedron formula, but continuing up to the present.
A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?
A man has four creditors. To the first he owes 624 ducats; to the second, 546; to the third, 492; and to the fourth 368.
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
A cliff with a tower on its edge is observed from a boat at sea; find the height of the cliff and the tower.
Two circles of radii 25 feet intersect so that the distance between their centers is 30 feet. What is the length of the side of the largest square inscribable within their intersecting arcs?

A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.

A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.
The MAA's annual summer Mathfest will take place in Knoxville, TN from August 10-12, 2006.

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