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A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.

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.

The first page of Pathway to Knowledge by Robert Recorde (1510-1558). A version of Euclid's Elements, with commentary by Recorde to make it easier to understand. This page includes Euclid's first three postulates.
Two travelers, starting at the same time from the same point, travel in opposite directions round a circular railway.
A cultural history of the infinite, from ancient to modern times, in which the author clarifies the conceptual underpinnings of this vast topic.
A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.
Page 9, Images from Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Burkholder, Butzer, Calderon, Chern, et al
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
This website contains a complete version of Euclid's Elements, with all the proofs.
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.

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