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An introduction to the priority dispute between Euler and D'Alembert relating to several mathematical ideas that both worked on in the 1740s and 1750s.

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

This is a page from the Rechenbuch of Adam Riese. It deals with the measurement of barrels. Also a page that has a table showing numbers both in German words, in Roman numerals, and in the Hindu-Arabic numerals.
Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.
A superb collection of articles by experts on various areas of the history of analysis, from the Greeks to modern times.
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
Where does pi come from? Why should we be interested in negative numbers, or square roots of negative numbers? How did people ever figure out the quadratic formula? A truly wonderful reference for teachers at all levels.
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

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