# RUTGERS MATH DEPARTMENT COURSE MATERIALS: Math 436

## General Information

This is a new course, so it is not listed in the present catalog.
Courses in this area have previously been offered as Math 395, Studies in Mathematics.

## Prerequisities

Four semesters of calculus.
## Texts

*Dirk Jan Struik*; **A Concise History of Mathematics.**
(fourth edition); Dover
Publications, 1987 (205 pp.); (ISBN#.0-486-60255-9).
*Ronald Calinger*; **Classics of Mathematics.** Prentice Hall, 1995
(816 pp.);
(ISBN 0-02-318342-X).

##
Current Semester

This course will present an overview of the development of mathematics
from ancient Greece to the begining of the 19th century.
Special empahsis will be placed on some recurrent themes, e.g.,
calculation of areas, progressive enlargement of number systems,
changing concepts of rigorous proof. A substantial
use will be made of original texts.

Besides lecures, part of the course will be devoted to presentations
of selected topics by participants, either in class or in the form of papers.

##
Individual Sections from Previous Semesters

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Last updated: January 2003; G. Cherlin