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Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History (Spectrum)
by Marlow Anderson, Victor J. Katz, Robin J. Wilson, R. Creighton Buck, Eleanor Robson, Max Dehn, J. D. Swift, A. W. Richeson, Michael A. B. Deakin, Frank Swetz, Jr, Philip D. Straffin, Eells, Walter Crosby, Marcia Ascher, Ranjan Roy, David M. Bressoud, R.B. McClenon, Barbara E. Reynolds, Martin A. Nordgaard, Abraham Arcavi, Maxim Bruckheimer, David Eugene Smith, V. Frederick Rickey, Philip M. Tuchinsky, E. A. Whitman, Judith Grabiner, David Dennis, Ernst Hellinger, Judith V. Grabiner, Paul R. Wolfson, Josef Ehrenfried Hofmann, Bruce Pourciau, Carl B. Boyer, Chris Christensen, Jere Confrey, P. S. Jones, William Dunham, J.J. Burckhardt, J. L. Coolidge, Jesper Lützen, Anthony P. Ferzola, and Harold M. Edwards
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Ancient mathematics. Sherlock Holmes in Babylon / R. Creighton Buck 
Words and pictures: new light on Plimpton 322 / Eleanor Robson 
Mathematics, 600 B.C.600 A.D. / Max Dehn 
Diophantus of Alexandria / J.D. Swift 
Hypatia of Alexandria / A.W. Richeson 
Hypatia and her mathematics / Michael A.B. Deakin 
The evolution of mathematics in ancient China / Frank Swetz 
Liu Hui and the first golden age of Chinese mathematics / Philip D. Straffin, Jr. 
Number systems of the North American Indians / W.C. Eells 
The number system of the Mayas / A.W. Richeson 
Before the conquest / Marcia Ascher 
Medieval and renaissance mathematics. The discovery of the series formula for [pi] by Leibniz, Gregory and Nilakantha / Ranjan Roy 
Ideas of calculus in Islam and India / Victor J. Katz 
Was calculus invented in India? / David Bressoud 
An early iterative method for the determinationof sin 1° / Farhad Riahi. Leonardo of Pisa and his Liber Quadratorum / R.B. McClenon 
The algorists vs. the abacists: an ancient controversy on the use of calculators / Barbara E. Reynolds 
Sidelights on the CardanTartaglia controversy / Martin A. Nordgaard 
Reading Bombelli's xpurgated algebra / Abraham Arcavi and Maxim Bruckheimer 
The first work on mathematics printed in the New World / David Eugene Smith 
The seventeenth century. An application of geography to mathematics: history of the integral of the secant / V. Frederick Rickey and Philip M. Tuchinsky 
Some historical notes on the cycloid / E.A. Whitman 
Descartes and the problemsolving / Judith Grabiner 
René Descartes' curvedrawing devices: experiments in the relations between mechanical motion and symbolic language / David Dennis 
Certain mathematical achievements of James Gregory / Max Dehn and E.D. Hellinger 
The changing concept of change: the derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass / Judith V. Grabiner. The crooked made straight: Roberval and Newton on tangents / Paul R. Wolfson 
On the discovery of the logarithmic series and its development in England up to Cotes / Josef Ehrenfried Hofmann 
Isaac Newton: man, myth and mathematics / V. Frederick Rickey 
Reading the master: Newton and the birth of celestial mechanics / Bruce Pourciau 
Newton as an originator of polar coordinates / C.B. Boyer 
Newton's method for resolving affected equations / Chris Christensen 
A contribution of Leibniz to the history of complex numbers / R.B. McClenon 
Functions of a curve: Leibniz's original notion of functions / David Dennis and Jere Confrey 
The eighteenth century. Brook Taylor and the mathematical theory of linear perspectives / P.S. Jones 
Was Newton's calculus a dead end? The continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions / Judith Grabiner 
Discussion of fluxions: from Berkeley to Woodhouse / Florian Cajori. The Bernoullis and the harmonic series / William Dunham 
Leonhard Euler 17071783 / J.J. Burckhardt 
The number e / J.L. Coolidge 
Euler's vision of a general partial differential calculus for a generalized kind of function / Jesper Lützen 
Euler and the fundamental theorem of algebra / William Dunham 
Euler and differentials / Anthony P. Ferzola 
Euler and quadratic reciprocity / Harold M. Edwards.
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Sherlock Holmes, René Descartes, James Gregory, Brook Taylor, Diophantus, Hypatia, North American Indians, the Mayas, Isaac NewtonPlaces
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