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In 1834, the Committee on Military Affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point was unequivocal in their support for mathematics, noting that "Mathematics is the study which forms the foundation of the...
An investigation of the problem: Consider a plane, ruled with equidistant parallel lines, where the distance between the lines is D. A needle of length L is tossed onto the plane. What is the probability that the needle...
What is ethnomathematics? The term describes the mathematical practices of identifiable cultural groups. This website presents a description of how various cultures of the past practiced math and applied it to...
One tradition that flourished 200 years ago in Japan, during its period of isolation from the western world, involved Euclidean geometry. Scholars and others would inscribe geometric problems on wooden tablets, then...
Throughout history, there have been many famous curves. In this case, the famous curves profiled here have names such as rhodonea, right strophoid, and the Kampyle of Eudoxus. These curves belong to the world of the...

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