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Now given a cylindrical log of unknown size buried in a wall...

The ICM meets every four years. This year, the meeting takes place August 22-30 and is being held in Madrid. Section 20 of the Congress deals with the history of mathematics.

On a certain ground stands two poles 12 feet apart, the lesser pole is 35 ft. in height and the greater 40 ft. It is sought, if the greater pole will lean on the lesser, then in what part will it touch?

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.

Prove Chuquet's rule of average numbers.

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".

There is a four-sided field whose eastern side measures 35 paces, its western side 45 paces, its southern side 25 paces and its northern side 15 paces. Find the area of this field.

NCTM Meeting in Philadelphia
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.