Nov 30, 2021  
2013-2014 General Catalog 
    
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MATH 4700 History of Mathematics (3)


Prereq.: MATH 2057  and MATH 2085  and MATH 2020  or equivalent; students entering the course should have a firm sense of what constitutes a proof. This course will have substantial mathematical content; topics such as early Greek mathematics, from Euclid to Archimedes; algebra and number theory from Diophantus to the present; the calculus of Newton and Leibniz; the renewed emphasis on rigor and axiomatic foundations in the 19th and 20th centuries; interactions of mathematics with technology and the natural sciences; biographies of significant mathematicians.



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