[Isaac Newton in a Letter to Robert Hooke, dated 5 February 1675]

Einstein and Leisureguy's (Michael Han) grandson. Posted
March 23, 2007.

http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/on-the-shoulders-of-giants/

You may work alone or in a group of up to 2 people. The topics will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis as an ASULearn message.

**Maximum 5-Page Timeline**

Create an attractive and professional historical timeline
that explores the interesting and important
breakthroughs.
Be sure that the timeline is in your own words and includes
important contributions from diverse scientists or mathematicians as
well as interesting pictures.
Approximate dates can be noted as ~1762 or by a range of dates, such
as 1700-1800. **A maximum of five-pages will be allowed**.
The result
should be an in depth exploration of the history of the specific topic - not
the history of all of linear algebra.

**Annotated Bibliography**

Use many different types of sources, including scholarly references
and library sources.
Submit a separate annotated bibliography of all
of the sources you used in the timeline, with annotations explaining
how you used each reference in your timeline, where the pictures came from,
etc. **Use as many pages as you need for the annotated bibliography**.

Websites such as the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive (O'Connor and Robertson, 2005) provide an extensive collection of articles on particular people and topics and you can perform a site search there. The Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics (Miller, J, 2008) can provide history on the development as well as the first published appearance of terms. Wikipedia's history pages can also be useful.

General history of mathematics books, as well as specific books and articles
contain related information, like:

Bressoud, David. The Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics. Chantilly, VA: Teaching Company, 2008.

Crowe, Michael J.. "A History of Vector Analysis." 2002

Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, and Walter Ledermann. "Matrix Theory." In Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. Edited by I. Grattan-Guinness. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

Katz, Victor. "Historical Ideas in Teaching Linear Algebra."
In Learn from the Masters! Edited by Frank
Swetz, John Fauvel, Otto Bekken, Bengt Johansson, and Victor Katz. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1995.

Katz, Victor. A History of Mathematics. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2009.

Katz, Victor. "The History of Stokes' Theorem." Mathematics Magazine 52,
no. 3 (1979).

Rosenfeld, B. A. A History of Non-Euclidean Geometry: Evolution of the Concept of a Geometric Space. New York: Springer, 1988 [for transformations]