2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
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MA 350 - History of Mathematics


An introduction to the history of mathematics with emphasis on the contributions of the many and diverse cultures which have influenced the development of the discipline. Cultures studied include: the Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Medieval Europeans, and Renaissance Europeans. Topics include: the Pythagorean Theorem, perfect numbers, classic construction problems, the Golden Ratio, noteworthy mathematicians and current trends. One field trip is required.
Prerequisite(s): MA 135  and MA 141  or MA 150 .
Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3



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