Historical sources - Catalan numbers

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Historical sources - Catalan numbers

Postby Joseph Malkevitch » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:09 am

Dear Colleague,

Many educators are looking at historical sources as an entry point to mathematics. This essay is an example of a discussion of an historical source used to look at the way that the Catalan numbers can be used to count triangulations of a convex polygon, where one has to set up rules for when two triangulations are the same or are different.

https://www.cs.nmsu.edu/historical-proj ... naLins.pdf


Joseph Malkevitch
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York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451



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