René Descartes, Problem solving, Analytic geometry
What can Descartes' Geometry teach us about problem solving?
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Grabiner, Judith V. "Descartes and Problem-Solving." Mathematical Magazine 68.2 (April 1995): 83-97.
Please note that this paper won the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award in 1996.