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A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.

A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.

A translation from the original Greek of a manuscript on magic squares by the Byzantine scholar Manuel Moschopoulos, written about 1315
The ICM meets every four years. This year, the meeting takes place August 22-30 and is being held in Madrid. Section 20 of the Congress deals with the history of mathematics.
A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.
A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;
On a certain ground stands two poles 12 feet apart, the lesser pole is 35 ft. in height and the greater 40 ft. It is sought, if the greater pole will lean on the lesser, then in what part will it touch?
The annual meeting of the NCTM always contains sessions dealing with the history of mathematics and its use in teaching.
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.