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HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest Winners

Author(s): 
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.

         

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