2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MA 118 - History of Mathematics

(3.00 cr.)

A survey of the development of mathematical ideas throughout history, with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving from the historical point of view. Topics include the historical development of numbers, calculations, geometry, algebra, and the concept of infinity in various civilizations, with specific emphasis on developments in Europe, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, India, and China. Connections are explored between the history of mathematics and other fields such as natural and applied sciences, social sciences, and business.

Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

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