*Lectures 1 and 2 - Fall 2021*

This is , in the opinion of your instructor, a fascinating course about how we - human beings- created and developed mathematical ideas. It will allow us to think about these mathematical ideas and look at how different groups develop them with their own point of view. |
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**Possibly a math textbook.**

Addition to the syllabus: A "math point" is a concrete purely mathematical aspect of the topic which is mastered by the student. This math point can be, for instance, the solution of a problem, or the proof of a statement. It does not have to be the "whole" mathematical aspect of the topic. Examples of math point are:

- Combinations and binomial coefficients as explained in Pascalâ€™s "Traite du triangle arithmetique".
- Liu Hui and Tsu Keng-chih 's calculation of the Volume of a Sphere
- Analogues of Pythagorean Theorem with the areas of different shapes, for instance squares, triangles and trapezoids.
- Desargues Theorem