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A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.
Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.
A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
Benjamin Banneker solved some trigonometry problems in his extant notebooks. One of them is discussed here. The authors have also discovered the probable source of Banneker's trigonometry table.
Paul Halmos Photograph Collection, page 2: Arveson, Aschbacher, Askey, Lininger, Atiyah, Doob
This is the title page to Rene Descartes' Treatise on Method, with its three famous essays on Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The third essay contains Descartes' treatment of analytic geometry as well as his theory of equations and his rule for finding the normal to a given curve.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.
Illustration of a counting board in Strasbourg