MHF 4404 - History of Math

Description
The evolution of mathematical thought and methods from antiquity through the Renaissance. Topics include development of the concepts of number, quantity, and magnitude, algebraic techniques and symbolic notation, solution of polynomial equations, the evolution of the concept of proof, development of numeration systems, history of number theory and congruences, and notions of infinity and infinitesimals. Mathematical ideas and practice in European, African, Mesoamerican, and Asian cultures will be considered.
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3
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Fall 2018, Fall 2017
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TuTh
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