# MATH-608: History of Mathematics

## Course contents

History of Numerations: Egyptian, Babylonian, Hindu and Arabic contributions. Algebra: Including the contributions of Al-Khwarzmi and Ibn Kura. Geometry: the areas, the work of Al-Toussi on Euclud’s axioms, Analysis. The Calculus: Newton, Leibniz and Gauss, The concept of limit, Laplace.

## Possible questions

- What are the possible way to define mathematics.
- Why study mathematics and give examples to show it importance in our life.
- Is there any relation between mathematics and calculation.
- Do you agreed that “imagination of mathematician leads to the strange and inapplicable theories”?
- Give the breif review of developement of mathematics from history.

## Recommended book

- C. B. Boyer, A History of Mathematics, 2nd Edition. New York: John Wiley, 1991.
- David M. Burton, The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, 7th Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2010.