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Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.

A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.

Benjamin Banneker solved some trigonometry problems in his extant notebooks. One of them is discussed here. The authors have also discovered the probable source of Banneker's trigonometry table.

There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.

A popular history of ancient mathematics, dealing with the mathematics of ancient Egypt and Babylonia.

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

A report on an Australian teacher's use of material from the Rhind Papyrus.

Illustration of a counting board in Strasbourg

Find the greatest value of y in the equation a4 x2= (x2 + y2)3.