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A wide-ranging site with links to many sources in the history of mathematics.
A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
Photo of Plimpton 322, an old Babylonian Tablet, from the Plimpton Collection at the Columbia University Library. Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.
Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.
Benjamin Banneker solved some trigonometry problems in his extant notebooks. One of them is discussed here. The authors have also discovered the probable source of Banneker's trigonometry table.
The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.

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

2007 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonhard Euler, the most prolific mathematician of all time. There are numerous events throughout the world celebrating this anniversary, many of which are listed here.
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