## MATH 3560 - History of Mathematics

**MATH 3560: History of Mathematics (UNSW)**. Taught by Professor N. J. Wildberger, this course provides an overview of the history of mathematics,
in 17 lectures; meant for a broad audience, not necessarily mathematics majors. Starting with Greek mathematics, Professor N. J. Wildberger discusses
Hindu, Chinese and Arabic influences on algebra; the development of coordinate geometry, calculus and mechanics; the course of geometry from projective to
non-Euclidean in the 19th century; complex numbers and algebra; differential geometry; and topology. This course roughly follows John Stillwell's book 'Mathematics and its History' (Springer, 3rd ed).

Lecture 14 - Mechanics and Curves |

The laws of motion as set out by Newton built upon work of Oresme, Galileo and others on dynamics, and the relations between distance, velocity and acceleration in trajectories. With Newton's laws and the calculus, a whole new arena of practical and theoretical investigations opened up to 17th and 18th century mathematicians, such as the Bernoulli family (Johann, Jacob, Daniel, Nicholas, etc), Euler, Huygens and others.

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