Course Title: Topics: History of Mathematics
Course Number: MATH 3010 - 001
Instructor: Andrejs Treibergs
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Place & Time: M, W, F   11:50 AM - 12:40 PM in LCB 225.
Office Hours: 10:45 - 11:45 M, T, F, in JWB 224 (tent.)

Alternative Texts for a History of Mathematics

Here is a partial list of alternative sources that cover the material. These are also especially useful for searching for a paper topic.

We shall basically follow the text by Stilwell, which outlines the traditional thread of mathematics history through Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Arabic, European and and American cultures. See Ascher for a discussion of developments elsewhere. Much of the material is standard and widely available. Therefore, students might be able to get by without owning the text, although the majority of the problems will come from the text. I'll provide references and put copies in the library. Come to class for details and references.

This is my second time teaching Math 3010 using this text recommended by Prof. Hecht. Alternative choices would have been the texts of Katz or Burton, but these are far more extensive, mathematically challenging and pricey.

This course is designed to be approachable both by students fresh out of calculus or those finishing their degree. This is a mathematics course covering ancient mathematics that may not be familar to you. This course also provides writing credit for which students will have to write three essays throughout the semester.

Texts Suitable for an Undergraduate Course in the History of Mathematics

Overviews of the History of Mathematics


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Last updated: 6 - 29 - 17