Hubert Ludwig, Ball State University

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The Volume of a Sphere: A Chinese Derivation Frank J. Swetz A history of the development of the formula. (88, 1995) 142 - 145 Albrecht Durer's Renaissance Connections between Mathematics and Art Karen Doyle Walton Some of Durer's geometric work is discussed. (87, 1994) 278 - 282 Word Roots in Geometry Margaret E. McIntosh Suggestions for a unit on word study in geometry. (87, 1994) 510 - 515 Humanize Your Classroom with the History of Mathematics James K. Bidwell Some of the suggestions apply to the geometry classroom. (86, 1993) 461 - 464 A Chain of Influence in the Development of Geometry James E. Lightner A look at some early geometers and their influence on the next generation of geometers. (84, 1991) 15 - 19 Euclid and Descartes: A Partnership Dorothy Hoy Wasdovich Integrating coordinate and synthetic geometry. (84, 1991) 706 - 709 Using Problems from the History of Mathematics in Classroom Instruction Frank J. Swetz Some of the examples presented are geometric. (82, 1989) 370 - 377 When Did Euclid Live? An Answer Plus a Short History of Geometry Gail H. Adele A chronological table of geometric events. (82, 1989) 460 - 463 Did Gauss Discover That, Too? Richard L. Francis Is Gauss given proper credit (positive or negative) for various mathematical developments? 79, (1986) 288 - 293. Mathematical Firsts--Who Done It? Richard H. Williams and Roy D. Mazzagatti Historical comments relating names of objects and theorems to their actual discoverers. Includes the theorem of Pythagoras, Euler's polyhedral theorem, Mascheroni constructions, and Playfair's axiom. 79, (1986) 387 - 391. The Contributions of Karaji--Successor to al-Khwarizmi Hormoz Pazwash and Gus Mavrigian History. Some geometric ideas involved. 79, (1986) 538 - 541. An Astounding Revelation on the History of Pi Alfred S. Posamentier and Noam Gorden A reinterpretation of the biblical value of pi. 77, (1984) 52. Seeking Relevance? Try the History of Mathematics Frank J. Swetz Suggestions for incorporating historical material into secondary classroom presentations. Several geometrical aspects are included. 77, (1984) 54 - 62. The World of Buckminster Fuller Ernest R. Ranucci History. 71, (1978) 568 - 577. The "Piling Up of Squares" in Ancient China Frank Swetz History. Geometric solutions for algebraic problems. 70, (1977) 72 - 78. The Artist As Mathematician Norman Slawsky Explores the creative process in mathematics from the viewpoint of the history and development of geometry. 70, (1977) 298 - 308. President Garfield and The Pythagorean Theorem Robert Schloming History and Garfield's proof. 69, (1976) 686 - 687. Master of Tessellations: M.C. Escher, 1898-1972 Ernest R. Ranucci An account of Escher's contributions to geometry. 67, (1974) 299 - 306. Thabit ibn Qurra and The Pythagorean Theorem Robert Schloming History. 63, (1970) 519 - 528. Guido Fubini Clayton W. Dodge History. Some exercises on projection. 62, (1969) 45 - 46. The "New Mathematics" in Historical Perspective F. Lynwood Wren Definition 23 and postulates 1-5 of Book I of Euclid. 62, (1969) 579 - 584. A Medieval Proof Of Heron's Formula Yusef Id and E.S. Kennedy A proof by Al-Shanni. 62, (1969) 585 - 587. The Parallel Postulate Raymond H. Rolwing and Maita Levine Notes on attempts at proofs. 62, (1969) 665 - 669. The Position of Thomas Carlyle in the History of Mathematics Peter A. Wursthorn Contains some of his geometrical work. 59, (1966) 755 - 770. How Ptolemy Constructed Trigonometric Tables Brother T. Brendan Contains some geometry of the circle. 58, (1965) 141 - 149. Gaspard Monge and Descriptive Geometry Leo Gaffney, S.J. Some of the geometric work of Monge. 58, (1965) 338 - 343. Recent Evidences Of Primeval Mathematics Daniel B. Lloyd Geometry on the Tel Harmal tablets (c. 1800 B.C.). 58, (1965) 720 - 723. The Dawn Of Demonstrative Geometry Nathan Altshiller Court History. 57, (1965) 163 - 166. The Volume Of A Truncated Pyramid In Ancient Egyptian Papyri R.J. Gillings History and formulae. 57, (1964) 552 - 555. Johan de Witt's Kinematical Constructions Of The Conics Joy B. Easton History and techniques. 56, (1963) 632 - 635. Al-Biruni On Determining The Meridian E.S. Kennedy History and techniques. 56, (1963) 635 - 637. Notes On Inversion N.A. Court History. 55, (1962) 655 - 657. George Mohr and Euclides Curiosi Arthur E. Hallerberg History and some fixed compass constructions. 53, (1960) 127 - 132. The Names "Ellipse", "Parabola", and "Hyperbola" Howard Eves History. 53, (1960) 280 - 281. Why and How Should We Correct The Mistakes Of Euclid Paul H. Daus History and foundational comments. 53, (1960) 576 - 581. Omar Khayyam - Mathematician D. J. Struik History with some comments on the parallel postulate. 51, (1958) 280 - 285. Omar Khayyam's Solution Of Cubic Equations Howard Eves History with geometrical applications. 51, (1958) 285 - 286. Helmholtz and The Nature Of Geometrical Axioms: A Segment In The History Of Mathematics Morton R. Kenner Geometry and the work of Helmholtz. 50, (1957) 98 - 104. Curiosity and Culture F. Lynwood Wren Contains some material on the development of geometries. 50, (1957) 361 - 371. The Evolution Of Geometry Bruce E. Meserve History. 49, (1956) 372 - 382. Archytas' Duplication Of The Cube R. F. Graesser History. 49, (1956) 393 - 395. A New Ballad Of Sir Patrick Spens Phillip S. Jones Historical, a parody of an old ballad, dealing with the first propositions of Book I of Euclid. 48, (1955) 30 - 32. Tangible Arithmetic III: The Proportional Divider Lucille Pinetti History, uses, and proofs. 48, (1955) 91 - 95. Leonardo da Vinci and The Center Of Gravity Of A Tetrahedron John Satterly History and a proof. 45, (1952) 576 - 577. Early American Geometry Phillip S. Jones History. 37, (1944) 3 - 11. Some Of Euclid's Algebra George W. Evans Algebraic results in the Elements. 20, (1927) 127 - 141. Some Lovers Of The Conic Sections Margaret L. Chapin History. 19, (1926) 36 - 45. H.J.L. 07/15/97 email: 00hjludwig@bsu.edu home page: http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~hjludwig/ |

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