Euclid’s Elements (MAT2483.01)

Tim Kane

Since the first printing in 1482 and over 1,000 published editions since, Euclid’s Elements is second only to the Bible in distribution.  Its popularity can be attributed to the logical, axiomatic structure embedded within the postulates and propositions of geometric analysis.  The Elements are a synopsis of Greek mathematics, preserved by Arab mathematicians, and eventually dissected primarily by European mathematicians contributing to the development of modern mathematics.  This course will focus on the techniques in Book 1 of the Elements with an emphasis on construction technique and mathematical proofs and is intended for all students with basic high school mathematics.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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