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Author:Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University
Description: A random selection of term papers submitted in undergraduate, one-semester courses on the history of mathematics. Topics include zero, Fermat, Euler, Newton, Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, Fibonacci, Vieta, conic sections, mathematics at Princeton University, Cardano, Gauss and Ceres, the continuum hypothesis, Leibniz and integration, the origin of probability theory, the parallel postulate, trigonometry, angle trisection, cryptography, Diophantine algebra, celestial mechanics, modern integration, cartography, and pi. Links to a selection of term papers submitted in a history of algebra seminar.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Preprints
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Number Sense/About Numbers, Calculus (Single Variable), Euclidean Plane Geometry, Projective Geometry, History and Biography, Number Theory, Trigonometry, Probability, Astronomy, Cryptography, Geography

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