MAT 336

Title: History of Mathematics

Description: A survey of the history of mathematics from the beginnings through the 19th century, with special attention to primary sources and to the interactions between culture and mathematics. Emphasis on topics germane to the high school curriculum. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek mathematics; non-European mathematics; early Renaissance mathematics; the birth and flowering of calculus; the beginnings of probability theory; and the origin of non-euclidean gemetrics and the modern concept of number.

Prerequisite: MAT 200 or MAT 203 or MAT 307 or AMS 261

DEC: H

SBC: SPK,STAS,WRTD

Credits: 3

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