MAA Writing Awards
The Evolution of the Isoperimetric Problem
Year of Award: 2006
Award: Lester R. Ford
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 112, (2005), pp. 526-566
Summary: Explains the history of the Isoperimetric Problem.
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About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, (2005)) Viktor Blåsjö recently received his undergraduate degree from Stockholm University. Seeing his work warmly received by the MONTHLY, he feels that perhaps there is a place in this world after all for a humble student who just wants to understand things.