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A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
Three vertical posts along a straight canal, each rising to the same height above the surface of the water. By looking at the line of vision, determine, to the nearest mile, the radius of the earth.
There is a mound of earth in the shape of a frustum of a cone.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.
This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.
This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
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?...

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