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This is the title page of the 1599 edition of the Rechenbuch of Simon Jacob (d. 1564), a Rechenmeister of the sixteenth century. This was a commercial arithmetic text, in which the basic laws of arithmetic were applied to many practical problems.
Show that the curves x2 - y2 = a2 and 2 xy = b2 cross at right angles.
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is presented in the version of Scottish mathematician James Gregory -- without the use of limits.
Howard Eves' sixth edition is still worth considering for a textbook.
A small selection of Euler's works, explained by a master expositor.
A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.
A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.
Download the two winning essays to learn about using indivisibles to find the area under a cycloid arch in the 17th century and about the Radon transform and its use in x-ray tomography in the 20th century.
This is the title page of Isaac Barrow's Latin edition of the works of Archimedes, the first four books of Apollonius's Conics, and Theodosius's Spherica. It was published in 1675.
If an arc of 45 degrees on one circumference is equal to an arc of 60 degrees on another circle, what is the ratio of the areas of the circle?