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One of the major sources for this project was A History of Mathematics, written by Carl B. Boyer and revised by Uta C. Merzbach. Here are some other places to find more information. (For more about how to graph, try Joan's pages or Sam's pages. Ask Dr. Math can also help with math questions.)
A collection of images of ancient maps and copies or reconstructions of ancient maps.
Eratosthenes of Cyrene, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Hipparchus of Rhodes, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Ptolemy of Alexandria, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Mathematics, from Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture, a Library of Congress exhibition
Euclid, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Apollonius of Perga, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Hypatia, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Pappus of Alexandria, from the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki
Nicole Oresme, from the Catholic Encylopedia
Analytic Geometry, Descartes, and Fermat
René Descartes, AIMS Education
Anecdotes about Descartes, including the myth about the fly.
What is the current status of Fermat's Last Theorem? A brief answer, with related links.
Newton, Leibniz, and New Notation
Leibniz, by George MacDonald Ross
A biography of Leibniz and a discussion of his achievements in mathematics, logic, philosophy, and theology.
Includes a circle-shaped graph that Nightingale used to demonstrate casualties from disease in British army hospitals.
Please send questions, comments, and suggestions
to Ursula Whitcher
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