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MATH 408 - History of Mathematics

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 202 with a minimum grade of “C-“; and MATH 252 with a minimum grade of “C-” or MATH 261 with a minimum grade of “C-“
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)