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The Sagacity of Circles: A History of the Isoperimetric Problem - Bibliography

Jennifer Wiegert

Burton, David M. The History of Mathematics: An Introduction. Boston: WCB McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Dunham, William. The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994.

Heath, Sir Thomas. A History of Greek Mathematics, Vol. 2: From Aristarchus to Diophantus. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1981.

“Isoperimetric Theorem and Inequality.” Cut the Knot. 26 February 2006. <>.

Justinus, Marcus Junianus. Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus. Trans. J. C. Yardley. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994.

Monmouth, Geoffrey of. Histories of the Kings of Britain. Trans. Sebastian Evans. London: Everyman’s Library, 1903.

Nahin, Paul J. When Least is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Thomas, Ivor (trans). Selections Illustrating the History of Greek Mathematics from Aristarchus to Pappus. Vol. 2. London: William Heineman Ltd., 1941.

Virgil. The Aeneid. Trans. Robert Fitzgerald. New York: Random House, 1981.

Weisstein, Eric W. “Isoperimetric Problem.” Mathworld. 26 February 2006. <>.

Wells, David. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Geometry. London: Penguin Books, 1991.

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