History of Mathematics
American University Catalog 2017-2018
   

MATH-470 History of Mathematics (3)


This course surveys aspects of historical development of mathematics from ancient to modern times and examines the ideological, social, and cultural forces which shaped this development. By providing historical continuity, the course interrelates and unifies the major subject areas such as algebra, calculus and analysis, geometry, number theory, probability, set theory, and the foundation of mathematics. Crosslist: MATH-670 . Usually Offered: alternate springs (even years). Prerequisite: MATH-222 .

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