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There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.
Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer both offered approximate constructions of regular pentagons for the use of artists. This article explains these constructions.
Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A
Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.

A survey of the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to graph theory, by an undergraduate student

Given a semicircle, Prove that if O is the circle's center, DO=OE.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
The radius of a circle is 3.20 meters. Compute to within .001m the areas of the inscribed and circumscribed equilateral triangles.
This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.
The Euler Society was founded as the tercentennial of the birth of the prolific Swiss-born genius Leonhard Euler approaches. The 2006 meeting is the fifth annual meeting of the Society.

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