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MTH 643 Development of Mathematics
4 hours; 4 credits
This course is open to students who have an interest in the historical development of mathematics. It is recommended that this course be taken by students who plan to teach mathematics in the high schools. The course will cover the development of mathematics and its influence on Western culture. Several important concepts in mathematics such as Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry and theory of numbers will be discussed both in the context of impact on the society and the later development of the science of mathematics.
Prerequisite: MTH 233 or MTH 236 or permission of the department
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