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These posters illustrate aspects of the history of mathematics in countries from Babylonia to Ireland.
On a certain ground stands two poles 12 feet apart, the lesser pole is 35 ft. in height and the greater 40 ft. It is sought, if the greater pole will lean on the lesser, then in what part will it touch?
This is the page illustrating the construction of an ellipse, from the Latin translation (1538) of the Treatise on Mensuration of Albrecht D�rer (1471-1528). This book was originally written in German and published in 1525 and was designed to teach German artists the geometrical ideas on which perspective in painting was based.
Two excellent volumes on Euler in honor of his three hundredth birthday
A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...
A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
The square root of half the number of bees in a swarm has flown out upon a jessamine bush; 8/9 of the swarm has remained behind.
A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.
A history of attempts to develop formulas expressing the sums of powers of the first n positive integers from the Pythagoreans to Jakob Bernoulli. With exercises.