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Problems from Another Time

Individual problems from throughout mathematics history, as well as articles that include problem sets for students.

A series of circles have their centers on an equilateral hyperbola and pass through its center. Show that their envelope is a lemniscate.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...

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