James T. Smith

 

Math 300, Spring 2009

Meetings

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Tuesdays Thursdays
Jan 27   Syllabus, introduction Jan 29     Struik introduction,  Peano in Cuneo
Feb 3    Grading, term paper topics, Struik 1, frustra Feb 5      Add deadl. Struik 2, sums of reciprocals, Newton meth. 
Feb 10  Quiz prep, Struik 3, axiomatics Feb 12    Accuracy, Wikipedia, Euclid
Feb 17   Quiz 1.  Journals, Euclid Feb 19    Paper 1 topic due, drop deadl.  Debrief quiz. Parallels.
Feb 24   Euclid's and Playfair's parallel postulates.  Area. Feb 26    Area and Pythagoras' theorem.  Irrationality.  Volume.
Mar 3    Paper guidelines.  Volume.  Struik 3. Mar 5     Regular polyhedra, late Greeks.
Mar 10  Struik 3, concluded;  Struik 4 Mar 12   Struik 5
Mar 17   Quiz 2.  Perspective.  Struik 5. Mar 19   Paper 1 due;  CR/NCR deadline.  Struik 5,6.
Spring recess
Mar 31   Holiday Apr 1     Paper 1 debriefing.  Struik 6.  Kepler, Cavalieri.
Apr 7     Struik 6.  Descartes, curves. Apr 9     Struik 6.  Pascal, Newton.
Apr 14   Struik 6, 7.  Newton, Leibniz, Euler Apr 16   Paper topic 2 due.  European universities 
Apr 21   Quiz 3.  Italian universities.  Struik 7. Apr 23   Struik 7.  W deadline
Apr 28   Kennedy 2, Struik 8.6, 8.12 Apr 30   Struik 8.1-8.4 Gauss, Legendre
May 5    Struik 8.7.  Gauss, Cauchy May 7    Struik 8 Riemann, Dedekind.  Kennedy 3
May 12  Kennedy 4. May 14  Kennedy 4:  arithmetic.  Struik 8:  Hilbert.  Paper 2 due.
  May 21  10:45-13:15    Quiz 4 and student reports

 

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