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MA 330W History of Mathematics: MA 330W

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This library guide contains resources for the course, MA 330W History of Mathematics, beginning with the Ancients.  You will find information on the most important aspects of mathematics from the beginning of recorded mathematical activity through the development of calculus.

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If you have questions regarding this guide or library materials, contact Col. Janet Holly, Research and Instruction Librarian.

Assignment 1

Find biographical information from print or electronic books on the following mathematicians:

  • Archimedes
  • Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi
  • Isaac Barrow
  • Thomas Bradwardine
  • Johann Bernoulli
  • Brahmagupta (7th century)
  • Diophantus
  • Donlan: Girolamo Cardano
  • Augustin-Louis Cauchy
  • Rene Descartes
  • Leonhard Euler
  • Pierre de Fermat
  • Leonardo of Pisa (Fibonacci)
  • Levi ben Gerson
  • Guillaume l'Hospital
  • Johannes Kepler
  • Umar Khayyami (Khayyam)
  • John Napier
  • Nicole Oresme
  • Blaise Pascal
  • Simon Stevin
  • Nicolo Tartaglia
  • Brook Taylor
  • Evangelista Torricelli
  • Francois Viete
  • John Wallis

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