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## Fall 2000 Course Description:

Review session Tuesday 8-10pm rm 159 AH

Study Guide for the Final

Note the precise definition of Weierstrass's criterion in the
specifications for Project 3 . Also
note that our final examination is on Thursday evening, Dec 14.

Project 4 as handed out in class.

Website projects

Studyguide for the Hourly.

Frequently asked questions.

# MATH 306: HISTORY of the CALCULUS

Professor George Francis

11:00 am MWF

343 Altgeld Hall

Contact: gfrancis@uiuc.edu, 344 Illini Hall, 333-4794

Text:C.H.Edwards,Jr., The Historical Development of the Calculus

This lecture/project course has five threads that follow chapters
1,2, 3&4, 8 and 9 of the textbook.

1. Pre-Archimedian Greek mathematics.

2. Archimedes invents the calculus, almost.

3. Mathematics takes 1800 years to catch up.

4. Newton really invents the calculus.

5. How we got from Newton to your first Calculus course.

Students will be asked to complete five documentation projects,
one in each of the five themes. A project may take the form of
an oral report, a research essay, a hypertext document, a lesson
using a symbolic calculation program, a JAVA applet, a physical model,
a computer graphic or animation. The form and content of a proposed
project is open to negotiation, and adapted to the interest and
skill of the student. The timely and satisfactory completion of all
five ``contracts'' suffices for a perfect grade on the projects.
There will be a 50 minute midterm exam and a 3 hour final. Each
project and the midterm comprise 11% of the grade, and the final
is worth 33% of the grade.

You are encouraged to consult with the instructor and graders by
e-mail, so get your e-mail machinery in gear. Check this website
for course updates and answers to frequently asked questions.