Week  #  Sec  Topic  Homework  Presentations Lect 10am  Presentations Lec 2:30pm  Due dates/Forms/Material 

Jan 28 
1 
1 1 1.2 
Administrative stuff. Slides Primitive counting; Number recording of Egyptians and Greeks Note: Lecture 10am moved to ESS 181. Timeline for the History of Mathematics 
S1.2: 1,2,3,4,11,12,13  Google form for choosing inclass presentation Lecture 10am.  Google form for choosing inclass presentation Lecture 2:30pm .  
Feb 4 
2 
1.3, 2.1 
Number Recording of Babylonians The Rhind Papyrus 
S1.3: 15, 13, 14 
Sample
quiz. 
Homework 0 
Lecture 1011:20am Homework 0 Lecture 2:303:50pm 

Feb 11 
3 
2.2 
Egyptian Arithmetic Snow day. 
S2.3: 1,2,3,6 Why does the Egyptian algorithm for multiplication work? 
If you have been absent or will need to, please fill this form. The topic of the term paper is due on Thursday. Submit it here (lecture 10am) 
If you have been absent or will need to, please fill this
form. The topic of the term paper is due on Thursday. Submit it here (lecture 2:30pm) 
Do not erase the email confirming
your submission. You will need it later, to submit bibliography
and outline. 
Feb 18 
4 
2.4 2.5 2.6 
2.4 Egyptian geometry (Reading:
Approximating area of circle) 2.5 Babylonian Mathematics (Reading: Babylonian treatment of quadratic equation and Two characteristic Babylonian problems) 3.3 The Pythagorean Problem (Reading: Geometric proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem.., The crisis of Incommensurable Quantities) 
S2.5: 1, 6, 9,11 


Presentations start Google Form for outline, bibibliography and slides for presentations 
Feb 25 
5 
3.1, 3.2 3.3, 
3.3 The Pythagorean Problem
(Reading: Geometric proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, The crisis
of Incommensurable Quantities) Euclid, (Reading: Euclid's Foundation of Geometry, The algorithm of Euclid) 
S3.2: 1. S3.3: 9, One of the following: 15, 16, or 17. 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday

Euclid's elements website. 
March 4 
6 
4.1, 4.2 4.3 4.5 
Archimedes (Estimating the value of π) Apollonius (The conics) Diophantus (Diophantus's Number Theory) 
S4.2: 2 S4.5: 1a, 1d,1e, 2 (review the formulas for areas and volumes), And these problems 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

Here
are the slides of last week lecture. 
March 11 
7 
5.3, 5.5 6.2, 7.2, 7.3 
Diophantus (Diophantus's Number
Theory) Islamic, Indian and Chinese mathematics during the "dark ages." (Early mathematics in India, The ancient chinese Nine Chapters) 
S5.3: 1, 13, 14, 16 S5.5: 16 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


March 18 
Spring break  
March 25 
8  8.1, 8.2 8.3, 8.4 
Fibonacci; Cardano and Tartaglia. Galileo, Descartes. Newton, Leibnitz. 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

The bibliography of the paper is due on Thursday here (lecture 10am) and here (lecture 2:30pm)  
April 1 
9 
9.1, 9.2, 9.3 
The development of probability 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

The outline of the paper is due on Thursday here (lecture 10am) and here (lecture 2:30pm)  
April 8 
10  10.2, 10.3 
The revival of number theory 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


April 15 
11  11.1 11.2 
Noneuclidean geometries 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

A draft of the paper must be submitted here both lectures  
April 22 
12 
11.3 11.4 
Cauchy and Fourier. The beginning of Modern Algebra 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


April 29 
13 
12.2, 12.3  Cantor and Kronecker The paradoxes of set theory 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


May 6 
14 
13.1 13.3 
Hardy and Ramanujan Some Twentieth Century Developments 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

Term papers are due on Tuesday May 7th. Late papers will not be accepted 