 
Summary: Mathematics and Computer Science 104
Fall 1995
Instructor: Professor R. Alperin, Duncan 239, Office hours: 3:305:00MW or by appoint
ment
Text:
JTG: Journey Through Genius by William Dunham, Wiley, Penguin,
MIC: Mathematics in Civilization by H. L. Resnikoff & R. O. Wells, Dover
Course: History of Mathematics
The main goal of this class is to study some of the important ideas of modern math
ematics via their growth and development since antiquity. Since mathematics is a funda
mental human activity, its ideas may sometimes occur simultaneouslly in different places,
sometimes at different times with subtle changes due to culture.
Final grade is based on a 400 point total on quizzes and tests, homework, and research
papers. Students are required to keep a notebook of homework exercises which will be
collected.
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MIC: MATHEMATICS IN ANTIQUITY pp. 1128
JTG: Chapters 15: Greek Mathematics: HippocratesArchimedes, pp. 1132
5 weeks
QUIZ 1: October 2, 50 points
