MATH 0327 - History of Mathematics

Credits: 3

In this course. students will explore major themes in mathematics and their historical development in various civilizations, ranging from the antiquity of Babylonia and Egypt through classical Greece, the Middle and Far East, and on to modern Europe. Students will follow the development of mathematics from early number systems to the invention of calculus, and see how the historical conditions of those civilizations affected and were affected by mathematics. Students will develop the capacity to understand the contemporary world in the larger framework of tradition and history, focus on the problems of interpreting the past, and deal with the relationship between past and present.

Prerequisites: MATH 0106  or permission of instructor.

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