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Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A

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.

An extension of Al-Karaji's formula for the sum of the cubes by a 19th century Turkish author and journal editor
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
On Triangles, by Regiomontanus (Johannes M�ller) (1436-1476), written in 1464 but not published until 1533.

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.