2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 105 - History of Mathematics


Explores major themes-calculation, number, geometry, algebra, infinity-and their historical development in civilizations ranging from the antiquity of Babylonia and Egypt through classical Greece, the Middle and Far East and then modern Europe. Analyzes the tension between applications of mathematics and the tendency toward formalism. Emphasizes presentations and discussions. Fulfills the Historical Perspective.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically