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A description of a Research Experience for Undergraduates conducted in 2007 at Hood College.

As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

Dynamic geometry software is used to demonstrate early Greek attempts at the trisection of an angle and the squaring of a circle.
The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
A highly recommended new book on the history and applications of pi.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.
A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
In the middle of the 18th century, King Frederick the Great of Prussia became interested in creating a lottery to raise money. As was his custom when mathematical matters were involved, he called upon Leonhard Euler for counsel.
Having been given the perimeter and perpendicular of a right angled triangle, it is required to find the triangle.

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