Lecture Notes | Topics | |
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Who are the historians? (.pdf file) | What is written over the door of Plato's Academy? | |

Philosophy of Mathematics (.pdf file) | The applied mathematics scheme. What is pure mathematics? | |

Circle Squarers I (.pdf file) | Ahmes Papyrus, Greek Geometers, Archimedes, Early values of pi. | |

Circle Squarers II(.pdf file) | Transcendence of pi. Circle Squarers. pi and computers. | |

Ishango Bone(.pdf file) | Oldest known mathematicial artifact? | |

Plimpton 322(.pdf file) | Babylonian tablet | |

Quadratic Problems(.pdf file) - Part I (.pdf file) - Part II | False position used to solve quadratics | |

Cubic Formula(.pdf file) | Depressing an equation, higher degree polynomials | |

The Problem of Points(.pdf file) | How to divide the stakes when a game of chance is interupted | |

Is the text reliable? (.ppt file) | How do you determine authenticity of old texts? |

Webpages related to activities |
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Plimpton 322 - MAA news article |