## The Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum, Volume 47National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1985 - Mathematics |

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### Contents

CAPSULES 127 | 1 |

THE HISTORY OF COMPUTATION | 87 |

THE HISTORY OF ALGEBRA | 233 |

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abacus algebra Almagest angle 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 logical 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 triples Pythagoreans quaternions ratio real number represented result segment sexagesimal sine solution solve square root Struik symbol tangent theorem theory tion triangle trigonometry unit fractions Waerden word Yearbook zero