College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

MATH 400: History of Math (Topic Varies)

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General Information

Credits: 3

Description:

Explores internal controversies and dynamics of mathematics in larger intellectual and social settings. Topics vary but might include differential equations devised for mechanics and astronomy by Euler, Lagrange, and Laplace; foundation of mathematical analysis from Cauchy to Weierstrass; algebras of Galois and Boole; or creation of non-Euclidean geometry and Cantor's transfinite sets. Notes: Credits may not be used toward "upper division" math hours required of math majors. Offered by Mathematics. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: MATH 300C or 300XS.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.