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    Bridgewater State University
  Jan 21, 2018
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

MATH 408 - History of Mathematics

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 202*; and MATH 252* or MATH 261*
(*Must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher, effective Spring 2015.)

A historical development of mathematics from ancient time to the Middle Ages (c. 3500 B.C. to c. 1400 A.D.). Some of the topics covered include Egyptian, Babylonian and Mayan Numeration Systems; Greek mathematics, including the Pythagorean, Platonic and Alexandrian schools; Asian contributions and the Arabic Hegemony; and principal mathematicians of the European Middle Ages, including Alcuin, Fibonacci and Oresme. (CWRM)