Change, Probability, and Numbers
Topics in the Mathematics of the Eighteenth Century

Change, Probability, and Numbers is a component in a cluster of courses that form the Enlightenment and Revolution integrated semester. This course focuses on the Mathematics of the middle to late eighteenth century, encompassing both the golden years of the scientific academies established by "enlightened monarchs" and the period of the French revolution.

I gave a talk describing this course at a special session in a regional meeting of the AMS; here are the notes from the talk (in dvi format). The course materials that can be put online are below.

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