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The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.

In the figure at the left, if the radii of each inscribed circle is 1, what are the dimensions of the bounding rectangle?

Fibonacci gave a practical rule for approximating the area of an equilateral triangle.

A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?

Thumbnail sketches of statisticians throughout history.

A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.

The story of the negative numbers

Review of Bertram's text on the history of Greek science.

There is a log of precious wood 18 feet long whose bases are 5 feet and 2.5 feet in circumference. Into what lengths should the log be cut to trisect its volume?

The Tree of Proportions and Proportionality from the De Divina Proportione of Luca Pacioli published in 1509.