May 30, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MTH 250 - A History of Logic in Mathematics


This course focuses on the development of logic in mathematics throughout history, examining the works of some of the most important mathematicians from the period of the ancient Greeks (Pythagoreans, Euclid, Archimedes) to modern times (Descartes, Pascal, Euler, Leibniz, and Newton).  Also discussed are contemporary issues, in particular, the role of computation, technology and artificial intelligence. Students examine existing mathematical proofs and create their own, and explore the fields of geometry, number theory, graph theory and cryptography.  Throughout the course, the main focus is on the visualization and development of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

(Cr: 3)