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HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest Winners

Victor J. Katz (Univ. of District of Columbia)

HOMSIGMAA, the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America, conducts annually a contest for the best papers in the history of mathematics by an undergraduate.  The winners for 2008 are


1st prize: 

Constructivism: A Realistic Approach to Math?, by Mame Maloney of the University of Chicago


2nd prize (tie):

Thinking Inside the Box: Geometric Interpretation of Quadratic Problems in BM 13901, by Woody Burchett, Georgetown College


Jean Le Rond D'Alembert: Biography of a Mathematician, Philosophe, and a Man of Letters, by Cole McGee, Colorado State University-Pueblo


Honorable Mention: 

Pathological Functions in the 18th and 19th Centuries, by Mame Maloney, University of Chicago.


These papers may be accessed in pdf format by clicking on the titles.


Victor J. Katz (Univ. of District of Columbia), "HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest Winners," Loci (February 2010), DOI:10.4169/loci002632