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Gun metal of a certain grade is composed of 16% tin and 84% copper. How much tin must be added to 410 lbs. of this gun metal to make a composition of 18% tin?
The author presents five modules based on mathematics from medieval Islamic cultures for use in a variety of high school and college mathematics courses.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".
Reprint of a classic biography of Gauss, with a new forward by Jeremy Gray.
A survey of the use of technology in American mathematics teaching over the past 200 years.
The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.
Some ideas on using student reports when you teach a course in the history of mathematics
A history of attempts to solve cubic and higher degree polynomial equations, including the notions of group theory and their relationship to the idea of symmetry.

William Cook recounts the history of and computational progress on the traveling salesman problem, emphasizing connections within mathematics and with other disciplines.

A collection of 24 mini-posters, each containing a quotation about mathematics.