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MATH 3850  HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (3 credits)

An overview of the historical development of mathematical concepts and methods. Brief biographies of major mathematicians, descriptions of the cultural context of selected major advances and examples of the solution of problems using the knowledge and methods appropriate for each time period will be included. (Cross-listed with MATH 8855).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Students who enroll in this course should have completed MATH 1970 and MATH 2230 in order to have the minimum amount of mathematical background needed to appreciate the mathematical content of the course.