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Fourth Annual Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics
Now a good horse and an inferior horse set out from Chang'an to Qi. Qi is 3000 li from Chang'an.
Three people buy wood together. One pays the merchant 5 coins, another 3 coins, and the last 2 coins.

Review of Bertram's text on the history of Greek science.

A dramatization, in two Acts, of the struggles of European mathematicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to come to terms with the newly admitted negative numbers.
Two pages from a 1650 manuscript of the Lilavati of Bhaskara II (1114-1185). The second photo is an illustration of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Of the two water reeds, the one grows 3 feet and the other 1 foot on the first day. The growth of the first becomes every day half of that of the preceding day, while the other grows twice as much as on the day before.
There are two numbers which are to each other as 5 and 6 and the sum of their squares is 2196. What are the numbers?
A farmer sold a team of horses for $440, but did not receive his pay for them until 1 yr, 8 mo after the sale. He had at the same time another offer of $410 for them. Did he gain or lose by the sale and by how much, money being worth 6%/yr?
Short sketches on how mathematicians work and think.

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