Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue

MA 330WX - History of Mathematics


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This is a topics course in the history of mathematics beginning with the ancients. This is a guided tour of the most important aspects from the beginnings of recorded mathematical activity through the development of calculus. Topics beyond the development of the calculus will be covered as time permits. Coverage includes the motives, influences, and methods affecting the development of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Islamic, Indian, and European civilizations. Prerequisite(s): MA 123  or permission of instructor. Preference is given to AM Majors and Minors. Note: Writing Intensive (W) and Civilizations & Cultures Course (X).