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MATH 1008 : History of Mathematics
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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:06:44 GMT
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Long Course Title
History of Mathematics
Short Course Title
History of Mathematics
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Murli M. Gupta
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The history of mathematics, with emphasis on its importance in the evolution of human thought. Students learn some useful mathematics from areas such as geometry, number theory, and probability and develop an appreciation of the mathematical endeavor.
After taking this course, the students will be able to
• Apply mathematical techniques of problem solving (GPAC)
• Explain how different cultures have affected and been affected by the history of mathematics (General)
• Analyze and critically think about past & present mathematical problems (General)
• Compare and contrast the mathematical influences on the sciences, engineering, humanities and other fields (General)
• Present the history of mathematics in written form
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Math 1008 GPAC Submittal Checklist.pdf
Math1008- sample assignment.doc
Math1008- sample assignment- solutions and grading rubric.doc
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
There is no such course at GW. This will be an online course that is proposed to satisfy the GPAC Analysis Component: Quantitative Reasoning.
Gen Ed: Math or Stat
CCAS - GCR: Q & L
ESIA-Math / Science
This course was approved for GPAC-QR
This course was approved for GPAC-QR by the GPAC Committee in December of 2016 - CG
Course Reviewer Comments
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:37:29 GMT
Rollback: Please resubmit with a Bulletin-style course description, i.e., 1-2 lines covering only the main themes/topics of the course. See, e.g., MATH 3359.