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/M3012.html |

Place & Time: | M, W, F 2:00 - 2:50 PM in JTB 120. |

Office Hours: | 12:55 - 1:45 M, W and 2:00 - 2:50 T in JWB 224 (tent.) |

E-mail: | |

Prerequisites: | "C" or better in (MATH 1210 OR 1215 OR 1220 OR 1250 OR 1270 OR 1310 OR 1311 OR 1320 OR 1321 OR 2210 OR 2310) OR AP Calculus AB score of 4+ OR AP Calculus BC score of 3+ OR IB Math score of 5+. |

Requirement Designation: | Upper Division Communication/Writing |

Text: | Victor J. Katz, A History of Mathematics, 3rd. ed., Pearson India 2019. |

ISBN: 978-9353433000 | |

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: 12 / 29 / 23