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A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
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.
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is presented in the version of Scottish mathematician James Gregory -- without the use of limits.
There is a right triangle where: the sum of the upright multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 700 units; and, the sum of the base multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 900 units.
A small selection of Euler's works, explained by a master expositor.
A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.

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