CRN |
94340 |
Distribution |
E /*(Math/Computing) |
Course
No. |
HPS / MATH 137 Q course |
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Title |
Mathematics
of the Pre-Modern Era |
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Professor |
Jeff Suzuki |
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Schedule |
Mon Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm ALBEE 106 |
This course will trace the history of mathematics
by learning and
applying methods of mathematics drawn from various
civilizations, such as those of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, Islam,
and the premodern west. Topics covered will include numeration, computation
(including root extraction), algebra (including multilinear systems and third
and fourth degree equations), and geometry.
Weekly homework assignments will make use of algebra, geometry, and
precalculus.
Prerequisites: Precalculus or
permission of the instructor.
CRN |
94356 |
Distribution |
A/E /*(History) |
Course
No. |
HPS 223 |
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Title |
The
History of Science after Newton |
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Professor |
Peter Skiff |
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Schedule |
Tu Th 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm HEG
102 |
Cross-listed: History & Philosophy of Science,
Victorian Studies
A survey of major agendas of physical science since
1750. Characteristic episodes include Lavoisier and the theory of elements;
Maxwell and the mathematization of physics; arguments about light from Newton,
Young, Michelson, and Einstein; twentieth-century atomic theory; and the
emergence of "big science."