Readings: Book 3 of Descartes's Géometrie. In the
Smith/Latham Dover edition, this begins on page 152. Other editions are available on-line. We aim to read at least the first 20 pages (40 pages with simultaneous translation in Smith/Latham) and will go further if time permits.
Fred Rickey's list of suggested secondary sources has been posted to the Arithmos listserv.