MATH4475: History of Mathematics

This course studies the development of mathematical thought, from ancient times to the twentieth century. Naturally, the subject is much too large for a single semester, so we will concentrate on the major themes and on the contributions of the greatest mathematicians. The emphasis in the course will be on the mathematics. Students will follow the historical arguments and work with the tools and techniques of the period being studied.

Requires MATH3310 and MATH3320, one of which may be taken concurrently.

  • Syllabus
  • Examinations
    1. Wednesday, February 21.
    2. Friday, March 22.
    3. Monday, April 29.
    4. Final: Wednesday, May 8, 12:30PM.