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This is the title page of the 1640 printing of Galileo's Operation of the Geometrical and Military Compass, originally published privately in 1606. Galileo had invented a version of this geometrical compass a few years earlier and evidently gave copies of this manual to those who bought the compass. The compass had many uses, from performing square root calculations to determining ranges of cannons to solving surveying problems.

Two circles, the sum of whose radii is a, are placed in the same plane with their centers at a distance 2a...

What is the perpendicular height of a cloud when its angles of elevation were 35 degrees and 64 degrees as taken by two observers at the same time...

The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.

Assume that the human population after the flood was 6 and that 200 years later the population was 1,000,000. Find the annual growth of the population.

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.

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.

A detailed study of the cycles of the Mayan calendar, along with some other ancient calendars.

To find three quantities x.y, and z...