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The story of the negative numbers

[Translation of title: Algebra in the Time of Babylon. When Mathematics Were Written on Clay.] A thorough review of Jens Hoyrup's revision, expansion, and French translation of his own 1998 book for Danish high-school students.

There is a log of precious wood 18 feet long whose bases are 5 feet and 2.5 feet in circumference. Into what lengths should the log be cut to trisect its volume?
The Tree of Proportions and Proportionality from the De Divina Proportione of Luca Pacioli published in 1509.
The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.
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 collection of sixteen posters of contributors to calculus, with brief biographical sketches.
Videotape of aspects of the history of mathematics.
The story of Gerbert, who became Pope Sylvester II in 999, and his mathematics.

Our reviewer praises the selection of excerpts, the use of facsimiles rather than transcriptions, and the commentary and English translation in this collection.

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