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TEXTS: A History of Mathematics, 2nd edition, by Victor J. Katz
(Harper Collins,1998).
The Origins of the Infinitesmal Calculus, by Margaret E. Baron
(Dover, 1969).
Classics of Mathematics, edited by Ron Calinger (Prentice
Hall, 1995).
Week
[Major theme] 
Tuesday  Thursday  Reading  Problems
Due on Thursday of the next week 

1 [Beginnings]  8/25  8/27  K: 2.12.4.4
B: 1.01.4 C: 4770 Some elementary greek math. Handouts: Sarton, Aristotle Web: Lunes (Java) 
K2:5,9,*10, 41
Research #1 
2 [Euclid]  9/1  9/3  K: 2.4.52.4.8
B:1.5 C:109130 "easy" Euclid 7480 Euclid/Eudoxus (proportion/exhaustion) 
K2:12,14,15,17,18,24,44
Research #2 
3 [Archimedes]  9/8  9/10  K: 3.13.3
B: 1.7,1.8 C: 7480(again!),131141Archimedes 8183 Aristotle (def'n,hypothesis, postulate); 8485 (the infinite);8590 (Zeno,continuity) 
Assignment moved to allow more time. 
4
[Archimedes] 
9/15  9/17  K:
B: C: 
K2:2830,37
K3:5,10 
5  9/22  9/24  K:
B: C: 
K: Do any two problems from the following: 3.15, 3.22, 3.26 (see p122),3.31,4.22, 5.22 
6  9/29  9/31  K:[4.1,4.2 optional] 4.3, 5.3,
B:1.9 , 2.0,[2.1,2.2 optional], 2.3,2.4 C: p166,169 (Ptolemy) 
Prelinary outline from groups on what they are planning for presentations on notations. 
7  10/6  10/8  K: 6.9, 7.2,7.4
B: C: pp 199211(islamic algebra) 
K:Do any two problems from the following:7.3,7.6,7.10, 7.13,8.12,8.13 
8  10/13  10/15  K: reread 7.2, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4
B: 1.3;2.52.8 C:p250260 (Leonardo of Pisa;Oresme) 
K:Do any two problems from the following:8.25,8.26,8.27, 8.34,8.35,8.38 
9  10/20  10/22  K: 9; 10.2, 10.4
B: 3.0, 3.3 C:p260289 (Cardano;Viete;Stevin;Napier) 
Prelimary report on term paper. 
10  10/27  10/29  Continue reading from last week.  Student Presentations on Tuesday.
K: Do any two problems from the following: 9.26, 9.27, 9.43, 10.1610.20 
11  11/3 Student presentations  11/5More students  K: 10.3.210.3.4
B: 4.1, 4.2 C:p354373 (Kepler and Galileo) 

12  11/10 End of student presentations  11/12 
Continue reading from last week 
K: Do any two problems from the following: 10.24, 10.27, 10.29;11.1, 11.2, 11.4 
13  11/17  11/19  K: 10.5 (Galileo), 11.1, 12.1, 12.2.112.2.3
B: C: p326340(Descartes) p374380(Fermat) 
K: Do any two problems from the following: 11.7,11.8, 11.11, 11.12; 12.2,12.4, 12.7 
14Fall Break  11/24  11/26  
15  12/1  12/3  K: 12.112.3; 12.4.2, 12.4.3, 12.5
B: 4.3,4.4,5.4,5.6 C:p 395417 (Newton) 

16  12/8  12/10  K:
B: C: 