# MA3E5 - History of Mathematics

**Module code:**MA3E5**Module name:**History of Mathematics**Department:**Mathematics Institute**Credit:**15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

The module aims to: consider topics in the 19th Century history of abstract algebra and number theory; discuss what was taken to be so important about them.

###### Principal learning outcomes

To develop a critical sense of what was, and even what is, important and exciting about mathematics and its evolution; To raise questions about the nature of mathematics and its relation both to abstract thought and to its applications in classical physics.

###### Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA3E5/

###### Other essential notes

Prerequisites: Familiarity with concepts from algebra as presented in MA249 Algebra II is highly desirable, but not essential; an acquaintance with MA246 Number Theory would help but is not required.

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

15 CATS (Module code: MA3E5-15) | ||

A (Assessed work only) | 500 word essay | 14% |

1500 word essay | 26% | |

2000 word essay | 60% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G4G2) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (with Intercalated Year) (GG17) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4