An illustration from Oliver Byrne’s 1847 edition of Euclid’s Elements. Image: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

This is the class blog for Math 3010, topics in the history of mathematics, at the University of Utah in fall 2014. This course is taught by Dr. Evelyn Lamb, a postdoc at the University of Utah. Posts are tangentially related to information we encounter in class reading or discussions, hence the title.

Copyright: All authors on this blog retain copyright to their work. Please do not republish without permission.

Comment policy: Like a post? Have a correction or clarification? Please leave a comment! Your comment may be held in moderation, so don’t panic if it doesn’t show up immediately. Remember that authors and other commenters are all humans and treat each other accordingly. Comments that are offensive, abusive, or off-topic will be deleted.

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise noted, all posts on this site are written by students for a class and are intended to be both entertaining and informational. But it is not a trustworthy source at the level of a textbook, journal article, or encyclopedia entry. If your bridge design or surgery technique relies on the accuracy of information you find here, please verify it with a trusted source outside of this blog. Students will include links to references in and at the bottom of posts, so you can start there.

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