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Mathematics Magazine - June 1997

ARTICLES

René Descartes' Curve-Drawing Devices: Experiments in the Relations Between Mechanical Motion and Symbolic Language
by David Dennis

Knight's Tours on a Torus
by John J. Watkins and Rebecca L. Hoenigman

Thales Meets Poincaré
by David E. Dobbs

NOTES

"Persian" Recursion"
by Anne M. Burns

Another Proof of Pick's Area Theorem
by Christian Blatter

A New Proof of the Formula for the Number of 3 x 3 Magic Squares
by Miklós Bóna

Bell's Conjecture
by J. D. Memory

Can One Load a Set of Dice So That The Sum is Uniformly Distributed?
by Guantao Chen, M. Bhaskara Rao, and Warren E. Shreve

Students Ask the Darnedest Things: A Result in Elementary Group Theory
by Steve Benson

Proof Without Words: Sums of Squares
by I. A. Sakmar

On Groups of Order p2
by Achilleas Sinefakopoulos

The Relation Between the Root and Ratio Tests
by David Cruz-Uribe, SFO

Another Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
by Daniel J. Velleman

On the Differentiability of and
by Paul Fishback, Nicholas Ceglarek, and Tobias Moleski

Professor Fogelfroe
by Kenneth Kaminsky

PROBLEMS

Proposals 1524 -1528

Quickies 865-867

Solutions 1499-1503

Answers 865-867

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