MATH 120-14686 - Nature of Mathematics

Offered by: Westchester / Community College | Spring 2020

The purpose of this course is to improve problem-solving skills and extend students’ understanding of the nature of mathematics beyond algebra. The topics include: problem solving, number theory, secret codes, the golden rectangle, symmetry, the concept of infinity, topology, chaos, fractals, the uses and abuses of statistics, uncertainty and decision making. This course is appropriate for liberal arts students entering fields of study that are not mathematically-oriented.
Subject: Mathematics
General Education Area(s): Mathematics
Dates: January 21, 2020 — May 11, 2020
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