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A translation of one of the seminal papers in the field of elliptic integrals, but one that can be read by an undergraduate.

Author Keith Devlin argues that the impact of the Pisan merchant and his Arabic numbers on medieval Europe was even greater than previously thought.

A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum. It was published in 1744.
The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
Make a crown of gold copper, tin, and iron weighing 60 minae: gold and copper shall be 2/3 of it; gold and tin, 3/4 of it; and gold and iron, 3/5 of it. Find the required weights of gold, copper, tin, and iron.
Find two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27.
This work discusses the people who solved some of Hilbert's problems from 1900, as well as the mathematics involved in the solutions.
A description of this well-regarded website.

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