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2013-2014 Academic Catalogue 
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MA 330WX - History of Mathematics

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This is a topics course in the history of mathematics beginning with the ancients. This is a guided tour of the most important aspects from the beginnings of recorded mathematical activity through the development of calculus. Topics beyond the development of the calculus will be covered as time permits. Coverage includes the motives, influences, and methods affecting the development of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Islamic, Indian, and European civilizations. Prerequisite(s): One semester of calculus or permission of the instructor. MA 123  or MA 126  (Preference is given to AM Majors). Writing Intensive (W)