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Index of Award-Winning Articles on History of Mathematics – The Allendoerfer Award

Carl B. Allendoerfer Awards

For expository articles published in Mathematics Magazine.

2019

William Dunham
The Early (and Peculiar) History of the Möbius Function
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 91, no. 2, March 2018, pp. 83–91.

Jordan Bell and Viktor Blåsjö
Pietro Mengoli’s 1650 Proof that the Harmonic Series Diverges
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 91, no. 5, December 2018, pp. 341–347.

2013

Khristo N. Boyadzhiev
Close Encounters with the Stirling Numbers of the Second Kind
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 85, no. 4, October 2012, pp. 252–266.

Adrian Rice and Ezra (Bud) Brown
Why Ellipses Are Not Elliptic Curves
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 85, no. 3, June 2012, pp. 163–176.

2010

Ezra (Bud) Brown and Keith Mellinger
Kirkman's Schoolgirls Wearing Hats and Walking Through Fields of Numbers
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 82, no. 1, February 2009, pp. 3–15.

2009

Jeff Suzuki
A Brief History of Impossibility
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 81, no. 1, February 2008, pp. 27–38.

2008

Chris Christensen
Polish Mathematicians Finding Patterns in Enigma Messages
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 80, no. 4 (2007), pp. 247–273.

2007

Saul Stahl
The Evolution of the Normal Distribution
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 2 (2006), pp. 96–113.

2006

Jeff Suzuki
The Lost Calculus (1637–1670): Tangency and Optimization without Limits
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 78, no. 5 (2005), pp. 339–353.

2002

Mark McKinzie and Curtis Tuckey
Higher Trigonometry, Hyperreal Numbers, and Euler's Analysis of Infinities
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 74, no. 5 (2001), pp. 339–368.

2000

Donald Teets and Karen Whitehead
The Discovery of Ceres: How Gauss Became Famous
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 72, no. 2 (1999), pp. 83–91.

1996

Judith Grabiner
Descartes and Problem-Solving
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 68, no. 2 (1995), pp. 83–97.

1995

Lee Badger
Lazzarini's Lucky Approximation of π
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 67, no. 2 (1994), pp. 83–91.

1992

Israel Kleiner
Rigor and Proof in Mathematics: A Historical Perspective
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 64, no. 5 (1991), pp. 291–314.

1991

Ranjan Roy
The Discovery of the Series Formula for π by Leibniz, Gregory, and Nilakantha
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 63, no. 5 (1990), pp. 291–306.

1990

Thomas Archibald
Connectivity and Smoke-Rings: Green's Second Identity in Its First Fifty Years
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 62, no. 4 (1989), pp. 219–232.

1989

Judith V. Grabiner
The Centrality of Mathematics in the History of Western Thought
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 61, no. 4 (1988), pp. 220–230.

1987

Israel Kleiner
The Evolution of Group Theory: A Brief Survey
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 59, no. 4 (1986), pp. 195–215.

1986

Saul Stahl
The Other Map Coloring Theorem
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 58, no. 3 (1985), pp. 131–145.

1984

Judith V. Grabiner
The Changing Concept of Change: The Derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 56, no. 4 (1983), pp. 195–206.

1980

Ernst Snapper
The Three Crises in Mathematics: Logicism, Intuitionism, and Formalism
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 52, no. 4 (1979), pp. 207–216.

1979

Bruce C. Berndt
Ramanujan's Notebooks
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 51, no. 3 (1978), pp. 147–164.

1978

David A. Smith
Human Population Growth: Stability or Explosion?
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 50, no. 4 (1977), pp. 186–197.

1977

Joseph A. Gallian
The Search for Finite Simple Groups
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 49, no. 4 (1976), pp. 163–180.

B.L. van der Waerden
Hamilton's Discovery of Quaternions
Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 49, no. 5 (1976), pp. 227–234.

"Index of Award-Winning Articles on History of Mathematics – The Allendoerfer Award," Convergence (June 2020)

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