Civil Engineering Curriculum - Fall 2015
Non-CEGEP Entry
1st Term (Fall)
CHEM 110
FACC 100
MATH 133
MATH 140
PHYS 131
General Chemistry 1
Introduction to the Engineering Profession
Linear Algebra and Geometry
Calculus 1
Mechanics and Waves
2nd Term (Winte

Math 338: History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Practice final exam
1. Fill in the blanks:
a) The Babylonians used base _60_ arithmetic.
b) Egyptian mathematics was based on _observation and
experiments_, while Greek mathematics was based on proof.
c) Pea

Math in Islamic Countries
The intellectual center of the Arab world is Baghdad (8 th century)
Caliph al-Mamun established a house of wisdom or university
The word Algoritmi comes from Al-Khwarizmis name.
His most important book was Algebra (based on the w

Math 338: Practice test #2
1. (75%) Fill in the blanks:
a) Descartes found the link between _ and_
b) Umar Al-Khayammi gave a geometric solution to _
c)
d)
e)
f)
equations.
Cardano and Vieta gave algebraic solutions to _ equations.
Al-Khwarizmi wrote the

Math 338: History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Practice final exam
1. Fill in the blanks:
a) The Babylonians used base _ arithmetic.
b) Egyptian mathematics was based on _, while Greek
mathematics was based on proof.
c) Peano wrote five axioms for _
d) A

Pre-history of Mathematics (by Dirk Struik 1965)
First conceptions of number and dates goes back as far as the Old Stone Age (the
Paleolithicum).
As we enter the New Stone Age (the Neolithicum), we start to understand numerical values and
space relations

MATH 338 History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Course Outline (2016)
Instructor: Tom Fox, Burnside Hall 1243, fox@math.mcgill.ca
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-14:00 (provisional) or by appointment
Textbook: None. Notes and readings will be posted on line.

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The Eighteenth Century
We shall only mention some of the most important mathematicians of the
eighteenth century:
0 Brook Taylor (1685-1731),
0 Colin Maclaurin (16894746),
0 Abraham de Moivre (1667~1754),
o Leonhard Euler (17074783),
0 Joseph Lou

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Mathematics in China and India
Nut much is knuwn abcut the develcpment of mathematics in China befc-re
ccntact with the West was established. The Arithmetic in Nine Sectiensi
(Chin Chang Suan Shu) was written hefere 20s AD. Like the Rhind Pa-
pyrus.

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Egyptian Mathematics
The Greeks believed that mathematics originated in Egypt. As to the rea
son for this. opinion was divided. Aristotle thought that mathematics was
developed by priests, because the priestly class was allowed leisure (M sto
physics 98

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Sumerian-Babylonian Mathematics
The Sumerians were a people of unknown linguistic afnity, who lived in
the southern part of Mesopotamia (Iraq), and whose civilization was ab-
sorbed by the Semitic Babylonians around 2000 BC. Babylonian culture
reached i

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Mathematics in Islamic Countries
When we speak cf Arabic mathematicians, we must remember that Arabic
was the ccmmcn language cf intellectuals in the Isiamic wcrld, just as Latin
was in medieval Eurcpe. In fact, the mathematicians mayr have been Turks