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Friday, July 5th, 2024

 

The Course: History of Mathematics

After 50 years at UNLV, Satish Bhatnagar finds that learning the history of mathematics — or any subject — provides a deeper understanding of the world around us. It’s fitting that one of the oldest courses in the catalog, taught by UNLV’s longest-serving faculty member, is a history course … But you won’t find it in the History Department.  This course, nested in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, teaches a different kind of historical narrative — one that’s written in the language of numbers and equations and that influences everything from technology and engineeringRead More