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History of Mathematics from Euclid to Wiles

This course will look at key developments and key figures in the creation of mathematics. The course will commence with a look at Greek mathematicians of antiquity, in particular : Euclid, Archimedes, Diophantus and Pythagoras, followed by a discussion of mathematicians instrumental in the techniques for solving algebraic equations, this will be followed by a look into the calculus and the wars surrounding it's precedence. The course will discuss the lives of great mathematicians that helped mould mathematics into what it is today.

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2013-10-15 13:46
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Document Week 1

Euclid of Alexandria

Document Week 2

Arab and Indian mathematics and the number zero.

Document Week 3

Descartes, Fermat, Pascal and their associates.