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As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".
This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Prove geometrically that the hypocycloid is a straight line when the radius of the rolling circle is one-half the radius of the fixed circle.
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.
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.