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Two travelers, starting at the same time from the same point, travel in opposite directions round a circular railway.
Two men starting from the same point begin walking in different directions. Their rates of travel are in the ratio 7:3.
A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
A cliff with a tower on its edge is observed from a boat at sea; find the height of the cliff and the tower.
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
Howard Eves' sixth edition is still worth considering for a textbook.

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