MATH 339 Foundations of Mathematics (3 credits)

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Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)


Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : A continuation of MATH 338. Topics are chosen mainly from 19th and 20th century mathematics, with some emphasis on philosophical and foundational problems. Sample topics are: progress in number theory, construction of the number system, infinity according to Cantor, logic and foundations from Aristotle to Cohen, Gödel's incompleteness theorem, calculability and programs, formalism versus intuitionism, abstract mathematics and categories.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • Winter
  • Prerequisites: MATH 235, MATH 318