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A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.
This is a description of the crosswalk from Convergence to Loci Convergence.
Posters illustrating mathematics concepts in such places as China, Japan, India, and the Americas.
What number which being increased by 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 of itself, the sum shall be 75?
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
A collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.
An argument that the teaching of elementary integration should better reflect its historical development
A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
Title page of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conjecturing), published posthumously in 1713 by his nephew Nicolaus I Bernoulli. The Ars Conjectandi is famous for Bernoulli's statement of a general rule for summing integral powers as well as for the first statement and proof of the Law of Large Numbers.