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Fourth Annual Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics
The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy?...
Three people buy wood together. One pays the merchant 5 coins, another 3 coins, and the last 2 coins.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is 9.434 and the sum of the sides around the right angle is 13. Find the lengths of the sides around the right angle.
Considering non-unique representation of Maya calendar numbers may help your students understand their own number system better.
The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.
This is the title page of the Nova Scientia (1537) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1499-1557). In this work, Tartaglia discussed the mathematics of artillery and developed methods for determining the range of a cannon.
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?
Short sketches on how mathematicians work and think.