Nov 26, 2021  
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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MA 1117 - MATHEMATICS AND CULTURE


An investigation of the origins, nature, and purposes of mathematics and its importance in the larger culture. Working within the historical framework, the student is introduced to significant mathematical concepts including the axiomatic method, symbolic logic, and the structure of number systems and their relations to one another. The motivation for, development of, and basic procedures of various branches of mathematics (including trigonometry, analytic geometry, calculus, probability and statistics, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry) are investigated. In the process, students will frequently be involved in discussions of the closely related fields of history, science, and philosophy.

Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Mathematics



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