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Fred Rickey's History of Mathematics Page

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Author:Fred Rickey, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy
Description: Information about courses Rickey and others have taught about the history of mathematics. Historical notes for calculus teachers cover Torricelli's trumpet, Clepsydra, the history of the brachistochrone, the bridge and the catenary, Cauchy's famous wrong proof, and Schwarz's Paradox. Also, notes on rare books, and links to bibliographies of Leonhard Euler, Georg Cantor, John Wallis, and Kenneth O. May.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Course Notes, Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: History and Biography
Math Ed Topics: Curriculum/Materials Development

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