Famous Problems in Mathematics



The above is the title of a one-semester course at the third-year level offered in the department of mathematics at my University. The course has a significant historical component, but it is not a course in the history of mathematics. The historical perspective is, however, essential. One of the objectives of the course is to make students aware that mathematics has a history, and that it may be interesting, useful, and important to bring history to bear on the study of mathematics. (Some technical details about the course are given at the end of the chapter.)


Integral Domain Diophantine Equation Prime Number Theorem Symbolical Algebra Transcendental Number 


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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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