Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

MATH 4010 History of Mathematics

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 3030. This course is a review of the origins and development of the great ideas of classical and modern mathematics. The emphasis will be on mathematics as a living organism, constantly being invented, improved, and expanded. Important theorems and important mathematicians will be studied, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which they arose.