Problems and Solutions from The Mathematical Visitor 1877-1896
This book contains all 344 problems that were originally published in the 19th century journal, The Mathematical Visitor, classified by subject. Little-known to most mathematicians today, these problems represent lost treasure from mathematical antiquity. All solutions that were originally published in the journal are also included.
"The volume is targeted as much to the mathematial historian as the the mathematical problemist. Of those people interested in genealogy within the problems literature, few have access to the original Mathematical Visitor except through this reprinting, and the origin of some familiar problems can be traced to its pages. Contributions can be found from J. J. Sylvester, Benjamin Pierce, and other luminaries."
"There are also many graceful geometric miniatures, ingenious number theoretic excursions with sophisticated analyses, and old chestnuts we've all seen before."
"[The Mathematical Visitor's] energetic founding editor was deeply convinced of its value to the mathematical community and invited "professors, teachers, students and all lovers of the 'bewitching science' to contribute their best problems and solutions for its pages.'' Its wide range of readership and diversity of contributors bear testimony to his vision."