Middlebury
header image

MATH0261

History of Mathematics

History of Mathematics
This course studies the history of mathematics chronologically beginning with its ancient origins in Babylonian arithmetic and Egyptian geometry. The works of Euclid, Apollonius, and Archimedes and the development of ancient Greek deductive mathematics is covered. The mathematics from China, India, and the Arab world is analyzed and compared. Special emphasis is given to the role of mathematics in the growth and development of science, especially astronomy. European mathematics from the Renaissance through the 19th Century is studied in detail including the development of analytic geometry, calculus, probability, number theory, and modern algebra and analysis. (MATH 0122 or waiver)
Subject:
Mathematics
Department:
Mathematics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP DED
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2014

MATH0261A-S14 Lecture (Schumer)

Spring 2010

MATH0261A-S10 Lecture (Schumer)
MATH0261B-S10 Lecture (Schumer)

Fall 2007

MATH0261A-F07 Lecture (Schumer)
MATH0261B-F07 Lecture (Schumer)