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MHF 4404   PERSPECTIVES IN MATHEMATICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: MAC 2311 with a "C" or better. This course is designed for students who have an interest in the history of mathematics. This course consists of readings in the history and philosophy of mathematics and in current issues involving mathematics and society. Contributions from mathematicians such as Archimedes, Cardan, Descartes, Diophantus, Euler, Fermat, Galileo, Gauss, Leibniz, al-Khwarizmi, Newton, Noether and Ramanujan are discussed. Emphasis is given to how mathematics relates across disciplines as well as mathematical connections within the discipline. 47 contact hours.


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