Spring 2024 - MATH 380W D100
History of Mathematics (3)
Class Number: 3865
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
1 778 782-5969
Prerequisites:Six units of mathematics at the 300-division or higher, or permission of the instructor. Students are strongly advised to have completed both MATH 242 and MATH 251 or equivalent.
Topics in the history of mathematics from ancient times to the present. Writing/Quantitative.
MATH 380 is a course that looks at the way in which mathematical thought has developed from simple considerations about counting and measurement to complex pure mathematical theorems and powerful applied mathematics. We will also look at activities of some well-known figures. In the last half of the course more emphasis will be placed on the relationship between mathematics and society in general, noting its important place in the educational system since around 1800. Writing will be used as a tool for learning and developing understanding of the subject matter and one of the aims of the course is that every student improve their current written communications skills.
- Assignments (including essay 50%, remainder of assignments equally weighted)) 40%
- Midterm 20%
- Final Exam 40%
History of Mathematics
Victor J. Katz
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