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As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

A survey of the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to graph theory, by an undergraduate student

This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.

How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
Title page of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conjecturing), published posthumously in 1713 by his nephew Nicolaus I Bernoulli. The Ars Conjectandi is famous for Bernoulli's statement of a general rule for summing integral powers as well as for the first statement and proof of the Law of Large Numbers.

A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.

A listing of the history sessions at the 2008 Joint Mathematics meetings in San Diego, January 4-9, 2008.
In the middle of the 18th century, King Frederick the Great of Prussia became interested in creating a lottery to raise money. As was his custom when mathematical matters were involved, he called upon Leonhard Euler for counsel.

Boyer's classic text, as revised by Uta Merzbach, is still worth having.

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