MA 304W

The History of Mathematics

The historical development of number and operations, algebra, geometry, calculus, probability, data analysis, statistics, dis- crete mathematics, and measurement systems with emphasis on the contributions of various cultures. The mathematics of ancient cultures, medieval Europe and the Renaissance, the era of Newton and Liebnitz, and the modern age will be covered. Substantial writing on mathematical topics is required of each student. Prerequisite: Mathematics 205 with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the instructor. (Offered in Fall of even years.) Credit, 3 hours.