Book
list for GS/MATS 5400, History of Mathematics, Summer
2004

Amir D. Aczel, *Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the**
Secret** of An Ancient
Mathematical Problem.*

Amir D. Aczel,
*The** Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics,** the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity.*

William
Dunham, *Journey Through
Genius: The Great **Theorems **of
Mathematics.*

Reinhard Laubenbacher
and David Pengelley, *Mathematical **Expeditions:
Chronicles by the Explorers*.

Ian Hacking, *The
Taming of Chance.*

Course
Director:

Byron
Wall

Email: bwall@yorku.ca

Course
will meet basically twice a week on Monday or Tuesday and Thursdays,

Hence,
the first two meetings of the class will be on Monday May 3 and Tuesday May 4.
At the May 4 meeting, I will give a reading assignment to be completed over the
next two weeks. The next class will be on May 20, at which time we will discuss
the reading of the previous two weeks.

Thus
three normal class meetings will be missed in May. These will be made up later
in the course, most likely in July. Hence the course will meet twice a week
(either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Thursday) for most of the term and
then Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for three weeks in July. At the beginning of
the course, we can fix the particular days of class for the whole term.