How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.

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How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.

Paul Halmos Photograph Collection, page 2: Arveson, Aschbacher, Askey, Lininger, Atiyah, Doob

In a rectangle, having given the diagonal and perimeter, find the sides

Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.

This is the title page to Rene Descartes' Treatise on Method, with its three famous essays on Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The third essay contains Descartes' treatment of analytic geometry as well as his theory of equations and his rule for finding the normal to a given curve.

A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?

If two Post-boys, A and B at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet...

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

One says that 10 is divided into three parts and if the small part is multiplied by itself and added to the middle one multiplied by itself the result is the large one multiplied by itself...

Page 14: Erdos to Foias