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In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse
Paul Halmos Photograph Collection, page 2: Arveson, Aschbacher, Askey, Lininger, Atiyah, Doob

Curve sketching, tangent lines, and optimization, explored via interactive applets

A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.
A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.
This is the title page to Rene Descartes' Treatise on Method, with its three famous essays on Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The third essay contains Descartes' treatment of analytic geometry as well as his theory of equations and his rule for finding the normal to a given curve.
A description of this well-regarded website.
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.
The story of the negative numbers
Considering non-unique representation of Maya calendar numbers may help your students understand their own number system better.

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