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Ye Olde Mathematics Texts

Last week, I recommended browses of an old text from 1886, P. Hamson's The Romance of Mathematics: Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of Girtham College. Free on-line, it provided an overview of an interesting application of the conic sections to politics.

Most of these old mathematics books are, at best, great sources of problems, showing how things in math education both change and don't change. But, you need to do considerable browsing to find the problems you feel are special....and are sharable.

Some samples of other free-on-line texts are:

Many of these same texts have been reprinted recently and are available as "new"...but it is difficult to beat the price of FREE on-line! If you know of other texts, please let me know so I can pass them on...