Reading Assignment: Each student will be expected to read a short article / note / or web page about the history of mathematics and make brief written summaries/reports of these to be passed on alternate Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday 918. [These will be graded Honors(4)/Good(3)/Acceptable(2)/NCr(0). Be sure to include an appropriate citation.]
Weekly assignments will be due on Thursdays. (Accepted one day tardy at most!) [These will be graded on a problem by problem basis.]Back to Martin Flashman's Home Page :)
TEXTS: An Introduction to the History of Mathematics, 6th edition, by Howard Eves
(Saunders,???).
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]  821 
823 
E: 3337; 6871; 7287 [31 to 36] B: 1.01.4 C: 4770 Some elementary greek math. On line readings on Moodle: Sarton, Aristotle Web: Lunes (Java) The Quadrature of the Circle and Hippocrates' Lunes: some elements of Greek geometry 
E: 3.5; 3.6(g,h);3.8 Research #1 
2 [Euclid]  828 
830 
E:pp 8791 [37 to 39] ;105109 [41 &42]; 135139; 140147;150151; [51 to 53; 55]; 379383 [111 to 113] B:1.5 C:109130 "easy" Euclid 7480 Euclid/Eudoxus (proportion/exhaustion) 
E: 4.1;4.12; 5.1(a) 
3 [Euclid ]  94 
96 
E: pp150153; [51 to 53; 55; 57]; 379383 [111 to 113] B: 1.7,1.8 C: 7480(again!),131141Archimedes 8183 Aristotle (def'n,hypothesis, postulate); 8485 (the infinite);8590 (Zeno,continuity) 
E: 4.13 (f,g,h) ; 5.4(a,b) Research #2 
4 [Euclid ] 
911 
913 
Continue readings from last week. [Catch up... :) ] 
E:6.2(a); 11.1 
5[Archimedes]  918 Outside Reading Assignment #1 
920 
E: B: C: 
No Assignment this week Start looking at notations. Watch Kieval Lectures. 
6[Finish Archimedes?]  925 
927 No class Attend colloquium@4 and/or Kieval Lecture 
E: 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  102 
104 
E: pp 164184; 205210 B: C: pp 199211(islamic algebra) 
E:6.5; 6.11(d,e,f) 
8  109 
1011 
E: B: 1.3;2.52.8 C:p250260 (Leonardo of Pisa;Oresme) 

9  1016 
1018 
E:251280 B: 3.0, 3.3 C:p260289 (Cardano;Viete;Stevin;Napier) 
E: 7.15 Prelimary report on term paper. 
10  1023 
2025 
Continue reading from last week.  
11  1030 
111 
Continue reading from last week (Viete/Stevin) 

12  116 
118 
E: 300305; 306313; 313332 B: 4.1, 4.2 C:p354373 (Kepler and Galileo) 
E: 9.5, 9.7 
13  1113 
1115 
E: 346358 Additional reading from Galileo (online) Uniform Motion[191197] Naturally Accelerated Motion[197 220 only] The Motion of Projectiles [ 268 287 only] B: C: p326340(Descartes) p374380(Fermat) 

14Fall Break  
15  B: 4.3,4.4,5.4,5.6
C:p 395417 (Newton) 

16  B:
C: 