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A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.
A translation from the original Greek of a manuscript on magic squares by the Byzantine scholar Manuel Moschopoulos, written about 1315
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.
A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;
The purchase price for an apple and an orange is 100 yen. When n oranges and n + 3 apples are bought the price is 520 yen. Find the number n of oranges and the price of one orange.
There is a circle from within which a square is cut, the remaining portion having an area of 47.6255 square units.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
What is the value of X...
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.