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MATH 4700 History of Mathematics (3)


Prereq.: MATH 2057  or MATH 2058 MATH 2020 , and MATH 2085  or MATH 2090 ; 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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