MATA02H3: The Magic of Numbers

A selection from the following topics: the number sense (neuroscience of numbers); numerical notation in different cultures; what is a number; Zeno’s paradox; divisibility, the fascination of prime numbers; prime numbers and encryption; perspective in art and geometry; Kepler and platonic solids; golden mean, Fibonacci sequence; elementary probability.

MATA29H3, MATA30H3, MATA31H3, (MATA32H3), MATA34H3 (or equivalent). These courses cannot be taken previously or concurrently with MATA02H3.
Quantitative Reasoning
MATA02H3 is primarily intended as a breadth requirement course for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.