Given right triangle ABC where C is the right angle, ellipse O (a,b) is inscribed in it, with its major axis parallel to BC. Calculate the semi-major axis, a, in terms of AC, BC and b.

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A brief history of mathematics aimed at college students with little technical knowledge of mathematics.

An argument that the teaching of elementary integration should better reflect its historical development

A translation of part of a thirteenth century work by the Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes on the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the algorithms for calculation.

A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.

A farmer sold a team of horses for $440, but did not receive his pay for them until 1 yr, 8 mo after the sale. He had at the same time another offer of $410 for them. Did he gain or lose by the sale and by how much, money being worth 6%/yr?

Title page of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conjecturing), published posthumously in 1713 by his nephew Nicolaus I Bernoulli. The Ars Conjectandi is famous for Bernoulli's statement of a general rule for summing integral powers as well as for the first statement and proof of the Law of Large Numbers.

A song for Pi Day.

A survey of this theorem's 4000 year history, with applications to many fields.

A superb collection of articles by experts on various areas of the history of analysis, from the Greeks to modern times.