MAT 401: History of Mathematics

This guide will walk you through the research steps and resources for your MAT 401: History of Mathematics paper.

Getting Started

A research assignment that involves the history of a topic can be tricky! Follow these guidelines to understand your topic and gather good resources.

  • Define your topic and gather background information. What you find here will help you with locating magazine and journal articles.
  • Make a list of keywords and topics from the background information. Use this to locate magazine and journal articles.
    • When creating a list of keywords, remember to look for words that are similar to history like: development, origins, discovery, etc.
  • Save discovered journal citations and articles as you go!



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