This page hosts material for a course I am currently teaching called *Problems from the History of Mathematics, *which was made possible through the Deans’ Faculty Fellowship program.

This class chronicles the history of mathematics through a diverse selection of famous historical problems. Students will learn about these problems, their solutions, and the impact each problem had on mathematics and/or metamathematics.

**LECTURE NOTES:**

Lecture 1 (1/24-1/26): The Pythagorean Theorem and Pythagorean Triples

Lecture 2 (1/29): Representation via Egyptian Fractions

Lecture 3 (1/31): The Parallel Postulate

Lecture 4 (2/2-2/5): Impossible Constructions

Lecture 5 (2/7): Classification of Regular Polyhedra

Lecture 6 (2/9): Greek Proto-Calculus

Lecture 7 (2/12): The Cattle Problem of Archimedes

**PROBLEM SETS:**

Problem Set #1 (due 2/2)

Problem Set #2 (due 2/9)

Problem Set #3 (due 2/16)

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