 February 3: Stedall, chapters 1 and 2.
 February 6: Stedall, chapter 3.
 February 8: Stedall, chapter 4.
 February 10: Stedall, chapter 5.
 February 13: Stedall, chapters 6 and 7.
 February 15: How do we divide history into periods?
 February 17: PreGreek mathematics: MttA, pages 5–15 and
Sketches 1, 3, 4.
 February 20: Greek mathematics: MttA, pages 15–25
 February 22: More Greek mathematics: Sketches 12, 14, 28,
29.
 February 24: Quick glance at China and India: MttA pages
25–29.
 February 27: Mathematics in Medieval Islam: MttA, pages
29–33, sketches 9 and 10.
 March 1: Medieval and Renaissance Europe: MttA, pages
33–37, sketches 8, 11, 18, 26.
 March 3: Early Modern Europe: MttA, pages 37–43,
sketches 16, 17, 27.
 March 6: Calculus: MttA, pages 43–48, sketch 30.
 March 8: Euler and the 18th century:
read Euler
and the Bernoullis and one of
the How Euler Did
It essays (choose at random!).
 March 10: Early 19th century mathematics: try to find
biographical information online for Gauss, Abel, or Galois.
 March 13: Rigor? MttA pages 48–53.
 March 15: The “modern” turn: MttA pages
54–62.
 March 17: What is algebra? MttA, sketches 8–11, 16, 17.
 March 20–24: Spring Break
 March 27: Special class session with Michael Barany.
 March 29: Sesiano, chapter 1.
 March 31: Sesiano, chapter 1, focus on Examples 1 and 4.
 April 3: Euclid,
book II; the link takes you to a page with the definitions
and theorems, with links to the proofs. You should also read
(critically!) the “Guide to Book II”.
 April 5: Sesiano, sections 2.1 and 2.2.
 April 7: Sesiano, section 2.3.
 April 10: Still section 2.3.
 April 12: Take a look at the first section
of AlKhwarizmi’s Algebra. This is
the 19th century translation by Frederic Rosen.
 April 14: Sesiano, 3.1–3.3.
 April 17: I covered stuff in Sesiano 3.3; note that the
cubic problem from Archimedes that I failed to remember properly
is discussed on pages 82–83.
 April 19: Sesiano, chapter 4.
 April 21: more on chapter 4.
 April 24: Sesiano, chapter 5.
 April 26: more on chapter 5.
 April 28: We'll talk about what happened after Cardano.

