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

News

 

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.

 

August 1,3,5,8,9: 10-12
August 22,24,29, 31, September 2: 10-12

 

Exams

The students will give a presentation in class on a topic of their choice.

Course material

Our main texts are:

 1.Mathematics and its History by John Stillwell 

http://www.kau.edu.sa/GetFile.aspx?id=188455&fn=Mathematics%20and%20Its%20History%20-%20%5BMei%20%5Djohn%20Stillwell_937.pdf

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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