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What are the top academic journals in various fields?

What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Jan 30, 2010 - 49 answers

Mutton dressed as lamb

Is there a formula related to the statement "What's old becomes new again"? As middle age encroaches, it becomes harder and harder not to see history recycled and repackaged whether fashion, music, etc... [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Sep 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Euler's map of the 7 Bridges of Königsberg

Do you know good sources for historical mathematics images, specifically the Bridges of Königsberg by Leonhard Euler? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Apr 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Did Pythagoras exist?

Did Pythagoras exist? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Feb 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Calculus Re-Invented?

I recall reading that years after Newton and Leibniz, a school teacher slogged from the steppes to the big city with his independent invention of calculus. Apocryphal? Name, place, source? Yeah, I know about the quarrel between Newton & Leibniz, and Indian & Japanese calculus. I think this poor guy was Russian.
posted by gregoreo on Apr 2, 2006 - 7 answers

How did East Asians do math before the adoption of arabic numerals, which are universally used today?

How did East Asians do math before the adoption of arabic numerals, which are universally used today? Were there a variety of local systems? When did the switchovers happen? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 14, 2004 - 18 answers

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