Mathematical Association of America
Historical mathematical materials, including texts, documents, and artifacts from the collections of David Eugene Smith and George Arthur Plimpton. These treasures are online through the cooperation of Columbia University Libraries and The Mathematical Association of America.
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29 December 2012
Read about Mathematical Treasures in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of MAA FOCUS, the newsmagazine of the Mathematical Association of America.
22 December 2012
This is a page from a manuscript of the Lilavati of Bhaskara II (1114-1185). This manuscript dates from 1650. The rule for the problem illustrated...
1 December 2012
These pages are from the 1552 edition of the Practica d'Arithmetica of Francesco Ghaligai (d. 1536). On these pages, Ghaligai proposes a new notation for powers...
17 November 2012
Nest of Austrian weights of the 18th century. Selected by D.E.Smith for his collection to illustrate the ancient, “Problem of Weights”. One example of this problem is...