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MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
 Topics are presented by topic areas, date, or mathematicians. Includes timeline and website search engine.
Ancient Math Papers Restored
 Thanks to new imaging technology, part of the remains of a private library, owned by Roman statesman and Julius Caesar's fatherinlaw, may now be read. These papers were original discovered in 1752 in the town of Herculaneum.
The Art of Renaissance Science
 Discusses how art and architecture were influenced by mathematical concepts, such as perspective. Includes photo examples.
A Brief History of Computing
 A complete timeline by Oxford professor, Jonathan Bowen. Discusses origins in ancient Greece, Arabia and England, analytical machines, boolean algebra and recent developments in the field.
Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics
 Shows who coined a wide variety of commonly used terms. Organized by first letter.
Earliest Uses of Mathematical Symbols
 Discusses first known appearances of common expressions, such as operations, variables and trigonometric functions.
The Euler 2004 Conference
 Portsmouth, RI, USA; 811 August 2004.
Galois Translation Project (GTP)
 This Site contains original correspondence, official documents and school reports of the mathematician Evariste Galois. This site provides a platform to translate these documents.
Glimpses of History
 A poetic rendition of the key events in the development of the field that have taken place over the years.
Green Lion Press
 An independent book publisher specializing in source materials history of mathematics and history of science. Includes list of publications available and contact information.
Historia Mathematica
 Elsevier journal about early mathematical discoveries. Includes table of contents and abstracts.
History and Overview
 Front for the Mathematics Arxiv of eprints section HO: biographies, philosophy of mathematics, mathematics education, recreational mathematics, communication of mathematics.
History of Mathematics.
 Includes classic texts by Hilbert and Euclid (a Java enhanced version of the Elements) a chronology, and links.
History of Mathematics: China
 An overview. Includes a chronology of mathematicians and mathematical works, online references and a bibliography
The History of the Calculus and the Development of Computer Algebra Systems
 Discusses development of integral and derivative calculus from the 17th century. Features contributions by key western mathematicians. Includes examples of selected problems and how they were originally solved in earlier times. Also, covers the historic background to computer algebraic systems.
History Topics: Index of Ancient Indian Mathematics
 Includes an overview and history of Indian numerals, the Indian Sulbasutras, Jaina mathematics, the Bakhshali manuscript, pi and zero, along with biographical details of ancient Indian mathematicians.
India's Contribution to Ancient Mathematics
 Discusses the nation's early development of geometric concepts, algorithms, algebraic ideas and the idea of zero. Also, explains how these ideas may have traveled westward after some invasions from Arabic countries in the 13th century.
Mathematics in Latvia throughout the Centuries
 Covers the early mathematical development in the country, such as the use of geometrical symbols. Includes discussion of influential works of local mathematicians.
MathWorld: History
 Descriptions and links relating to various historical problems and topics in mathematics.
Mechanical Aids to Computation and the Development of Algorithms
 Article summarizing and illustrating early methods of counting and representing of numbers.
Mechanical Aids to Computation and the Development of Algorithms
 Notes to Dr. Paul E. Dunne's math history lecture, with images.
Mechanical Calculators Prior to the 19th Century
 Explains the development and motivation for creating calculating machines and algorithms.
Mesopotamian Mathematics  8000 B.C. to 364 A.D.
 Discusses the development of numbers, addition tables, exercise problems and solutions for quadratic equations in one of oldest known civilizations.
Sketches of a History of Hypercomplex Numbers
 Detailed timeline of the development of hypercomplex numbers, from early discoveries of complex numbers to modern developments. Includes links to biographies and complete bibliography.
Symbol, Form and Number in Ancient Egypt
 Includes math examples from the Rhind papyrus and Babylonian tablets. Also, discusses early Egyptian mythology.
Vatican Exhibit: Ancient Mathematics
 Library of Congress. Includes articles and original document images of early Greek contributions to the field.
Washington Post: The Search for Infinity
 Discusses the development of the concept of infinity from the early Greeks of the fifth to the second century B.C. Covers the important findings of Zenos, the Pythagorean school, Eudoxus and Archimedes.
TwentyFive Years with Nicolas Bourbaki
 Article by Armand Borel from a lecture at Bochum in September 1996 in honour of R.Remmert. (March 01, 1998)
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