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? 
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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 
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  6.2 7.3 
Fibnonacci (The HinduArabic
Numerals, Fibonacci's Liber Quadrarorum) Cardano (Cardan's Solution of the Cubic Equation ) . 
S6.2: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


April 1 
9 
7.3 
Cardano (Cardan's Solution of the
Cubic Equation ) Galileo, Descartes (Inventing Cartesian Geometry, The algebraic aspect of geometry). 
S7.3: 1,2, 3, 4. S8.1:1, 12. 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

The bibliography of the paper is due on Thursday April 4h here (lecture 10am) and here (lecture 2:30pm) 
April 8 
10  8.1, 8.2 
Newton, Leibniz 
S8.2: 4, 6, 7, 9.  Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

The outline of the paper is due on Thursday April 11th here (lecture 10am) and here (lecture 2:30pm) 
April 15 
11  9.1, 9.2, 9.3 , 
The development of probability (De
Mere probelm of points, Pascal arithmetic triangle ) 
S9.2: 8, 9,12. S9.3: 1, 2, 9abc, 12 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

A draft of the paper in PDF or Google Document must be submitted here both lectures, by Friday April 19th. 
April 22 
12 
10.1 10.2 10.3 
The revival of number theory (Numbers
perfect and not so perfect, Fermat's Arithmetica) The revival of number theory (Euler's life and contributions, The legacy of Gauss: Congruence Theory) 
10.2: 9,10. 10.3: 7 and these problems. 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


April 29 
13 
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 
Noneuclidean geometries  Think about the Last
Quiz 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday


May 6 
14 
Review  Map coloring problems  Last
Quiz 
Tuesday
Thursday

Tuesday
Thursday

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