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Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 120 - The Nature of Mathematics

4 credits

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.Class Hours: 4Prerequisite: Any completed college credit course or permission of the instructor.