This week we are exploring the mathematical events and achievements of civilizations from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. As always, you are encouraged to integrate carefully chosen, concise, and properly cited textual evidence to support your claims.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- Based on your readings and discussions during the course, do you think the level of prosperity of a given society influences the development of mathematics OR do you think the development of mathematics influences the prosperity of a given society? Explain your rationale using examples from the time periods discussed this week to support your claim.