Date  #  Topics  Quizzes and Assignments Due Dates  Presentations 

Tu 1/23  1  Beginnings of mathematics, info about the course  
Th 1/25  2  Beginnings of mathematics, info about the course  HW0 Due Fill this form. Reading: On the origin of numbers 

Tu 1/30  3  Beginnings of mathematics / Number systems  Reading: Number systems  The topics you were assigned are here. I'll post the dates soon, in this schedule. 
Th 2/1  4  Number systems  HW1 due (Sources, beginnings)  
Tu 2/6  5  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt  Reading : These notes from the beginning until Question 2 in Section 1.1.2. (Of course you are welcome to read them all...)  
Th 2/8  6  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt  HW2 due (Number systems)  
Tu 2/13  7  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt /Mesopotamia  During class, in Wooclap, I will ask you for a brief summary of your topic. Reading: This text from the beginning to Section 1.5 Plimpton 322 (as usual, you are encouraged to read it all.) 

Th 2/15  8  Mathematics in Ancient Mesopotamia  Quiz 1 (Number systems)  
Tu 2/20  9  Mathematics in Ancient Mesopotamia  This text about Mayan mathematics.  
Th 2/22  10  Inca and Mayan Mathematics  HW3 due (Egypt and Mesopotamia)  
Tu 2/27  11  The earliest Hellenic mathematics  Annotated bibliography due (see here.) Reading: The first two pages of this paper. 
History of the Normal Distribution ChengMartin History of the number e  Anik 
Th 2/29  12  The earliest Hellenic mathematics  Quiz 2 about Mathematics in Egypt  
Tu 3/5  13  The earliest Hellenic mathematics  Abstract and outline of the paper due  The Discovery of Ceres: How Gauss Became Famous ThomasTommy How Kepler Discovered the Elliptical Orbit Kristina 
Th 3/7  14  Hellenic mathematics: Euclid's Elements  Number theory  Reading: This article about the diagrams on Euclid's Elements. Quiz 3 (Mathematics in Mesopotamia) 
Gauss and the Regular Polygon of Seventeen Sides William Thales and the Height of the great pyramid of Giza. Noah 
Tu 3/12  Spring Break!  
Th 3/14  Spring Break!  
Tu 3/19  15  Hellenic mathematics: Euclid's Elements  Axiom Systems  Saccheri on nonEuclidean geometry Shengshi The origin of polar coordinates Justin 

Th 3/21  16  Hellenic mathematics: Euclid's Elements  Axiom Systems  NonEuclidean geometries  Baby Draft of paper (500 words)  History of Hyperbolic Geometry Max Euler and the bridges of Konigsberg Antonio 
Tu 3/26  17  Hellenic mathematics: Archimedes  Euler and the proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra Jonathan  
Th 3/28  18  Hellenic mathematics: Apollonius, Erathostenes, Ptolemy, Diophantus  HW4 due (Euclid's Elements)  Diophantus and the birth of literal algebra Vincent Fermat Last Theorem Ruofan 
Tu 4/2  19  Ancient and Medieval Chinese Mathematics 
RightAngled Triangles in Ancient China Xinyi The Beginnings of Probability and the Problem of Points  He 

Th 4/4  20  Ancient and Medieval Chinese Mathematics  Quiz 4 (Euclid's Elements) Draft of paper (1000 words) 
Japanese Temple Geometry Julio GaussJordan Reduction: A Brief History YuanjieKevin 
Tu 4/9  21  Ancient and Medieval Indian Mathematics  Aryabhata and Ancient Indian methods for computing square root Sophia Ramanujan's Notebooks Zhongyao 

Th 4/11  22  Mathematics in the Islamic World  Indian Mathematics  Paper due  Omar Khayyam, mathematician Zhenwei Ideas of Calculus in India  Nathaniel 
Tu 4/16  23  Mathematics in the Islamic World  The Remarkable Ibn alHaytham Amira  
Th 4/18  24  Mathematics in the Renaissance  HW5 due  Viète, Descartes and the Cubic Equation Madison The Lengths of Curves  Ruoqi 
Tu 4/23  25  Mathematics in the Renaissance  Tangency and Optimization without Limits Javin The Bernoullis and the Harmonic Series SukMin 

Th 4/25  26  Calculus  HW6 due Review  Newton and the binomial theorem,  Kyle Cauchy and the Origins of Rigorous Calculus Kayla 
Tu 4/30  27  Selected topics  Quiz 5: Review  Hamilton on the Discovery of Quaternions Ruijun Cantor and The NonDenumerabilty of the Continuum  Ryan 
Th 5/2  28  Review 