History of Mathematics
MA484 Winter 2018: Northern Michigan University

Here is the list of Exercises for Journey Through Genius.

#### Problem Set # 1 : Due Jan. 26

• Read Chapter 1 (Journey Through Genius)
• Exercise: #3, p.2 - This is a different proof of irrationality $$\sqrt{2} \neq \frac{a}{b}$$ than we did in class. Recall, every integer factors uniquely into a product of prime numbers. The primes and the number of times they appear are both unique.
• Exercises: #4,#5

#### Problem Set # 2 : Due Feb. 9

• Read Chapter 2-3 (Journey Through Genius)
• Exercises: 7, 10-13, 15, 27

#### Problem Set # 3 : Due Feb. 23

• Read Chapter 4-5 (Journey Through Genius)
• Exercises: 58-61