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Mathematics and Computer Science 104 Instructor: Professor R. Alperin, Duncan 239, Office hours: 3:30-5:00MW or by appoint-
 

Summary: Mathematics and Computer Science 104
Fall 1995
Instructor: Professor R. Alperin, Duncan 239, Office hours: 3:30-5:00MW 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.
i)
MIC: MATHEMATICS IN ANTIQUITY pp. 1-128
JTG: Chapters 1-5: Greek Mathematics: Hippocrates-Archimedes, pp. 1-132
5 weeks
QUIZ 1: October 2, 50 points

  

Source: Alperin, Roger C. - Department of Mathematics, San Jose State University

 

Collections: Mathematics