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Problems from Another Time

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

The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!
An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.
How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students
Determine the dimensions for a right-angled triangle, having been given the hypotenuse, and the side of the inscribed square.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.
Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.

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