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The Unique Effects of Including History in College Algebra
Does knowing about Descartes help students understand the Cartesian coordinate system? Will teaching students the origin of the term parabola help them understand the mathematical importance of parabolas and other...
From J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, this page covers Euclid's Elements through the end of the 1800's, with 23 references (books/articles). Each important name is a link...
The Trigonometric Functions
Linked essay sketching trigonometry from its beginnings out of the early correspondence between astronomy and mathematics through the 18th century, with 17 references (books/articles). Influential thinkers addressed...
The Rise of Calculus
Linked essay describing the history of Calculus from the Greeks through Newton and Leibniz, with 28 references (books/articles).
Tables of Roman Measurement
Tables of Roman measurement on this site (Calender, Capacity, Length, Money, Surface, Weight) are taken from
A Smaller Latin-English Dictionary,
by William Smith LLD, a Classical Examiner in the University of London,...
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