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The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.
A history of attempts to develop formulas expressing the sums of powers of the first n positive integers from the Pythagoreans to Jakob Bernoulli. With exercises.
Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.
Dynamic geometry software is used to demonstrate early Greek attempts at the trisection of an angle and the squaring of a circle.
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.
A highly recommended new book on the history and applications of pi.
A powerful, unvanquished, excellent black snake, 80 angulas in length, enters into a hole at the rate of 7 1/2 angulas in 5/14 of a day, and in the course of a day its tail grows 11/4 of an angula.
Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A

Images from Frans van Schooten's 1659 edition of The Geometry of Rene Descartes

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