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

George Pólya Awards

For articles of expository excellence published in The College Mathematics Journal.

2019

Peter McGrath
Newton’s Shell Theorem via Archimedes’ Hat Box and Single Variable Calculus
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 49, no. 2, March 2018, pp. 109–113.

2018

Ben Blum-Smith and Samuel Coskey
Fundamental Theorem on Symmetric Polynomials: History’s First Whiff of Galois Theory
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 48, no. 1, January 2017, pp. 18–29.

2017

Viktor Blåsjö
How to Find the Logarithm of Any Number Using Nothing But a Piece of String
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 47, no. 2, March 2016, pp. 95–100.

2014

Adam E. Parker
Who Solved the Bernoulli Differential Equation and How Did They Do It?
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 44, no. 2, March 2013, pp. 89–97.

2011

John Martin
The Helen of Geometry
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 41, no. 1, January 2010, pp. 17–27.

2006

Ezra (Bud) Brown
Phoebe Floats!
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 36, no. 2, March 2005, pp. 114–122.

2005

Brian Hopkins and Robin J. Wilson
The Truth About Königsberg
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 35, no. 3, May 2004, pp. 198–207.

2001

Ezra (Bud) Brown
Three Fermat Trails to Elliptic Curves
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 31, no. 3, May 2000, pp. 162–172.

2000

Ezra (Bud) Brown
Square Roots From 1; 24, 51, 10 to Dan Shanks
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 30, no. 2, March 1999, pp. 82–95.

1997

Chris Christensen and Shreeram S. Abhyankar
Newton’s Method for Resolving Affected Equations
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 27, no. 5, November 1996), pp. 330–340.

1995

Anthony P. Ferzola
Euler and Differentials
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 25, no. 2, March 1994, pp. 102–111.

1992

Howard Eves
Two Surprising Theorems on Cavalieri Congruence
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 22, no. 2, March 1991, pp. 118–124.

William Dunham
Euler and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 22, no. 4, September 1991, pp. 282–293.

1990

Israel Kleiner
Evolution of the Function Concept: A Brief Survey
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 20, 1989, pp. 282–300.

1988

V. Frederick Rickey
Isaac Newton: Man, Myth, and Mathematics
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 18, 1987, pp. 362–389.

1987

Constance Reid
The Autobiography of Julia Robinson
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 17, 1986, pp. 2–21.

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

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