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A discussion of the meaning of mathematical unsolvability in the context of the history of Abel's proof of the unsolvability of the quintic equation in terms of radicals.
Boyer's classic text, as revised by Uta Merzbach, is still worth having.

A translation of and commentary on Frans van Schooten's work on constructions using only a straightedge. Van Schooten's postulates for use of the straightedge, however, allow the copying of one line segment onto another.

The Euler Society was founded as the tercentennial of the birth of the prolific Swiss-born genius Leonhard Euler approaches. The 2006 meeting is the fifth annual meeting of the Society.
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
This is the title page of the 1640 printing of Galileo's Operation of the Geometrical and Military Compass, originally published privately in 1606. Galileo had invented a version of this geometrical compass a few years earlier and evidently gave copies of this manual to those who bought the compass. The compass had many uses, from performing square root calculations to determining ranges of cannons to solving surveying problems.
Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics
Find the two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27
An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...

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