Course Code MATH 680
Course Title History of Mathematics
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2017
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

We explore the who, where, when and why of some of the most important ideas in mathematics. Topics include: William T. Tutte and Decryption, Euclid and the Delian Problem, Archimedes and his estimate of Pi, Al Khwarizmi and Islamic mathematics, Durer and the Renaissance, Descartes and Analytic Geometry, and Kepler and Planetary Motion.

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Course Work and Exam Spring 2017 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Steven Furino
  • Corequisite: MATH 600, 692
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) This course is only open to students in the Master of Mathematics for Teachers program.
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