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Welcome to MAT 336 - History of Mathematics

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.

A portion of the Rhind Mathematical Papirus

Possibly a math textbook.

The syllabus can be found here in PDF, four slides per page, and here, one slide per page.

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:

The schedule can be found here.