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    • Historical Mechanisms for Drawing Curves 

      Taimina, Daina (Cornell Library Technical Reports and Papers, 2004-04-21)
      Mechanical devices such as linkages for drawing curves are known already from Ancient Greece. Later linkages found use in different mechanical devices and machines like we can see it in 13th century drawings by Honnecourt ...
    • How it was to study and to teach mathematics in Cornell at the end of 

      Taimina, Daina (Cornell Library Technical Reports and Papers, 2003-05-01)
      Cornell University's Kroch Library Rare Book and Manuscript Division has a collection called "Department of Mathematics records 1877-1976". It was used already as case studies of the emergence of mathematical research ...
    • How to Use History to Clarify Common Confusions in Geometry 

      Taimina, Daina; Henderson, David W. (Cornell Library Technical Reports and Papers, 2003-05-15)
      We have found that students and even mathematicians are often confused about the history of geometry. Many expository descriptions of geometry (especially non-Euclidean geometry) contain confusing and sometimes-incorrect ...