Teacher: Kennedy, Juliette
Scope: 3 cr
Type: intermediate studies
Teaching: See Teaching Schedule below
Topics: Selected episodes in the history of mathematics, concentrating on the 19th and early 20th centuries
Prerequisites: Basic mathematical knowledge—and interest!
READ ESSAY BEGINNING IN PAGE 89 OF Henk Bos (auth.), Herbert Mehrtens, Henk Bos, Ivo Schneider (eds.)-Social History of Nineteenth Century Mathematics-Birkhäuser Basel (1981).pdf
READING MATERIAL WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31
Teaching schedule: Note that all classes meet during the hours of 10-12 in room B322.
The students will give a presentation in class on a topic of their choice.
Our main texts are:
1.Mathematics and its History by John Stillwell
2. The History of Mathematics: An Introduction (7th Edition) by David Burton http://www.maths.sci.ku.ac.th/suchai/02731141/hmath2.pdf
3. Social History of Nineteenth Century Mathematics, Editors: Mehrtens, et al
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