Here is the syllabus, a work in progress.
Here's my single favourite history of
mathematics web site. Look there for more information about
the history of anything in mathematics.
Here's a list of resources that come to my mind quickly (mostly those shared in class on opening day):
NCTM Journal The Mathematics Teacher is available in Milne library going back to its very beginning in 1908.
William Dunham's Journey through Genius is
in Milne (QA21.D78 1990) and is on one-day reserve. If you can't
find it on the shelf, ask at the front desk - if you can't find it at
all - please tell me soon).
Ronald Calinger's A Contextual History of Mathematics is the book that connects history of mathematics with the rest of history. It's also in Milne (QA21.C188 1999).
Browsing the library in the QA21 section in general is a good idea.
Here are some other sources that I think highly of:
Morris Kline - Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
Victor Katz - A History of Mathematics: An Introduction
John Stillwell - Mathematics and Its History
Historia Mathematica is a journal of history of mathematics - we have this in the library as well.
Ronald Calinger's Classics of Mathematics is a source book of original sources, as is Dirk Struik's Mathematical Source Book
I have several more sources, but this should be enough to get you started. Tell me if you seek something.
More will be added to this page as the semester progresses.
Please ask me if there is something you would like to see
included. This page, like the course, will be designed by you, the students.
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