History of Mathematics
Revised: November 2006
Topics include the development of mathematics from ancient to modern times in many cultures with emphasis on methods, techniques, and algorithms of particular times and cultures. Additional topics include connecting the mathematics of a time and place with other types of academic/artistic thought. Three semester hours
1. To introduce students to the history of mathematics.
2. To create an awareness of the development of mathematics as a subject within various cultural contexts.
3. To introduce students to the contributions of a variety of cultures to the development of mathematics.
John Fauvel and Jeremy Gray, The History of Mathematics: A Reader. Macmillan, 1987.
Grading procedures and factors influencing course grade are left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.
Attendance policy is left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.
This course covers the development of mathematics from ancient times through the present day. Emphasis is on the mathematics of the time period and culture in relation to other forms of intellectual thought.