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The story of the negative numbers
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
There is a log of precious wood 18 feet long whose bases are 5 feet and 2.5 feet in circumference. Into what lengths should the log be cut to trisect its volume?
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
Posters illustrating mathematics concepts in such places as China, Japan, India, and the Americas.
This is the page illustrating the construction of an ellipse, from the Latin translation (1538) of the Treatise on Mensuration of Albrecht D�rer (1471-1528). This book was originally written in German and published in 1525 and was designed to teach German artists the geometrical ideas on which perspective in painting was based.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
The story of Gerbert, who became Pope Sylvester II in 999, and his mathematics.
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.