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

A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
Page 12: Dilworth to Doob
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.
This is the title page of the Summa de arithmetica, geometrica, proportioni et proportionalita, published by Luca Pacioli in 1494. This was the most comprehensive mathematical text of the time and one of the earliest printed mathematical works. It contained not only practical arithmetic, but also algebra, practical geometry and the first published treatment of double-entry bookkeeping.

The edge of a cloud is at an altitude of 20 degrees and the sun above it at 35 degrees. The shadow cast by the edge of the cloud fall on a object 2300 yards away, how high is the cloud?

Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics
Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?

An oblong garden is a half yard longer than it is wide and consists entirely of a gravel walk...

What is the value of X...