Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

MATH 3010 Math of the Inca Empire

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 1261 or MATH 2600 and permission of instructor. This course is an introduction to the mathematics of the Incas in pre-Columbian Latin America. Inca engeneering and astronomy are investigated and their mathematical framework is compared with earlier pre-Columbian cultures and modern western cultures. Topics also include quipus and the geometry of Inca textiles and ceramics.