Course Title: | Topics: History of Mathematics |
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Course Number: | MATH 3010 - 001 |

Instructor: | Andrejs Treibergs |

Home Page: | http://www.math.utah.edu/~treiberg/M3011.html |

Place & Time: | M, W, F 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM in LCB 225. |

Office Hours: | 10:45 - 11:45 M, W, F, in JWB 224 (tent.) |

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Prerequisites: | "C" or better in (MATH 1210 OR MATH 1250 OR MATH 1270 OR MATH 1310 OR MATH 1311 OR MATH 1220 OR MATH 1320 OR MATH 1321 OR MATH 2210) OR AP Calculus AB score of at least 4 OR AP Calculus BC score of at least 3. |

Requirement Designation: | Comm/Wrtg & Phys/Life Sci Exploration |

Text: | John Stilwell, Mathematics and its History, 3rd. ed., Springer, 20110. |

ISBN: 978-1-4419-6052-8 | |

Other Texts: | Alternative texts for a History of Mathematics Course |

In this one semester course in the history of mathematics. It will develop mathematical ideas and put them in historical context. As it is a writing intensive course, you will be writing three term papers on different periods of mathematics history. We will follow the text and try to cover as many topics as time allows.

Topics:

- Pythagoras and Greek Geometry.
- Greek Number Theory.
- Number Theory in India and China.
- Polynomial Equations
- Analytic Geometry.
- Projective Geometry
- Calculus & Infinite Series.
- Fermat, Abel & Jacobi.
- Mechanics.
- Complex Numbers.
- Differential Geometry.
- Group Theory.
- Algebraic Geometry.
- Topology.
- Logic and Combinatorics.

Last updated: 8 / 3 / 22