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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 two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
A square circumscribed about a given circle is double in area to a square inscribed in the same circle. True of false? Prove your answer.
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.

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