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MATH304 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II

Course Code: 2360304
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SERGEY FNASHN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Mathematics of the Renaissance, Islamic contributions. Solution of the cubic equation and consequences. Invention of logarithms. Time of Fermat and Descartes. Development of the limit concept. Newton and Leibniz. The age of Euler. Contributions of Gauss and Cauchy. Non-Euclidean geometries. The arithmetization of analysis. The rise of abstract algebra. Aspects of the twentieth century.