Math 395 course description.
Fall 1999

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

The development of geometry, algebra, and the calculus, from the time of ancient Babylon to the end of the 17th century. Topics include the development of the decimal system, Euclidean geometry, the development of algebra in India, Arabia, and the West, and the development of analytic geometry and the differential and integral calculus in the 17th century. This course is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in education and for others with an interest in the historical development of mathematics.

The course will be taught by Prof. Gregory Cherlin.

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