## Historical topics for the mathematics classroom |

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### Contents

THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS AS A TEACHING TOOL | 1 |

THE HISTORY OF COMPUTATION | 87 |

THE HISTORY OF ALGEBRA | 233 |

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abacus algebra angle applied approximation Arabic Archimedes arithmetic astronomical axiomatic Babylonian Brahmagupta Cajori calculus called Capsule cardinal number century a.d. chord circle compass and straightedge complex numbers computation concept curve D. E. Smith decimal Descartes digits Diophantus early Egyptian equal equation Euclid example expressed Fermat Fibonacci Figure formula fractions function Further Reading geometry given Greek Hindu history of mathematics idea infinite integers invention James Fey known large numbers later Leibniz Leonhard Euler logarithms mathe mathematicians matics method modern notation multiplication Newton non-Euclidean geometry numeration system original perfect number place-value plane polygons positive postulate prime numbers problem proof Ptolemy published Pythagorean theorem Pythagorean triples Pythagoreans quaternions ratio real number represented result segment sexagesimal sine solution solve square root symbol tangent theorem theory tion triangle trigonometry unit fractions Waerden word Yearbook zero