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There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.
Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.
We sadly announce the untimely death of one of Convergence's editorial board members.
A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;
This is a collection of plates that Leonardo da Vinci created to illustrate De divina proportione of Luca Pacioli.
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
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.
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
The symposium this year will discuss Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.

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