MAT 1030 - Survey of Mathematics
3 credit hours
An introduction to the various branches of mathematics within the historical framework of their origin. Such topics as sets, systems of numeration (ancient and modern), logic (Aristotelian and symbolic), geometry (Euclidean plane and solid, non-Euclidean, analytic), arithmetic (simple and modular), probability, statistics and computers are explored from the standpoint of their development and impact on modern living. Does not fulfill the mathematics requirement for elementary education majors. Does not satisfy the general education requirement for mathematics.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory math placement test score or a grade of P4 in DVM 0050 [DVM 005] or DVM 0070 [formerly DVM 007].
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Upon successful completion of the course, each student should be able to:
1. Compare and/or contrast the mathematics of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, India and Persia with that of the present, especially with respect to the foundations of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, number theory, logic and calculus.
2. Discuss the relationship between mathematics and the natural biological sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.
3. Apply mathematics to daily existence, in skill areas such as probability, statistics, calculus and analytic geometry.
4. Use the hand-held calculator and the microcomputer to solve appropriate mathematical problems.