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A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
This is the title page of the Nova Scientia (1537) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1499-1557). In this work, Tartaglia discussed the mathematics of artillery and developed methods for determining the range of a cannon.
The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.
The steamer, Katie, leaves the wharf at New Orleans and runs an average speed of 15 mph. When Katie had gone 25 miles, the steamer R.E. Lee leaves the wharf and runs the average speed of 18 mph. How far will the Lee go before she overtakes the Katie?
In a rectangle, having given the diagonal and perimeter, find the sides
A merchant gave a university 2,814 ducats on the understanding that he was to be paid back 618 ducats per year for 9 years, at the end of which the 2,814 ducats should be considered as paid.
A sketch of the history of topology, beginning with the polyhedron formula, but continuing up to the present.