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This textbook seamlessly combines the history of non-Euclidean geometry with the mathematical ideas.

Three images from Kepler's 1609 Astronomia Nova, the text in which he introduced his first two laws of planetary motion

Determine the dimensions of the least isosceles triangle ACD that can circumscribe a given circle.
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
Make of 10 three parts such that one part multiplied by 3 makes as much as the other multiplied by 4 and as the other multiplied by 5.
The dimensions of a rectangular box in inches are expressed by three consecutive numbers. The surface of the box is 292 square inches. Find the dimensions.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
Given a number, take 1/3 of the number away from itself and add 2. If this result is multiplied by itself, it equals the number plus 24. What is the number?
Essays on various aspects of mathematical thought by prominent mathematicians of the past century.
The author compares Greek ladder, continued fraction, and Newton's Method approximations, noting that the Greek ladder easily gives both of Archimedes' famous bounds.

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