# Math 395 course description.

Fall 1999

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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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