MATH 338 History and Philosophy of Mathematics (3 credits)

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

Overview

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, Indian and Arab contributions to mathematics are studied together with some modern developments they give rise to, for example, the problem of trisecting the angle. European mathematics from the Renaissance to the 18th century is discussed in some detail.

Terms: Fall 2018

Instructors: Thomas F Fox (Fall)

  • Fall