### Instruction

Name | Cr | Method of study | Time | Location | Organiser |
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History of mathematics | 5 Cr | Lecture Course | 13.1.2020 - 4.5.2020 |

Name | Cr | Method of study | Time | Location | Organiser |
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History of mathematics | 5 Cr | General Examination | 12.6.2019 - 12.6.2019 | ||

History of mathematics | 5 Cr | Lecture Course | 21.1.2019 - 13.5.2019 | ||

History of mathematics | 5 Cr | General Examination | 13.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 | ||

History of mathematics | 5 Cr | Lecture Course | 15.1.2018 - 30.4.2018 |

### Target group

Optional course.

Master's Programme in Mathematics and Statistics is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to the Mathematics and Applied mathematics module.

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

### Prerequisites

Bachelor studies

### Learning outcomes

Overview of the History of Mathematics from ancient times to the 19th century. Features of early Mathematics in Finland.

### Timing

Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: 1. or 2. year

Term/teaching period when the course will be offered: varying

### Contents

Number systems, Greek mathematics, algorithms for computing divisions and square roots, problem solving before algebra, algebra cossa, trigonometry, analytical geometry, infinitesimal calculus, features of 18th century mathematics. Early mathematics in Finland.

### Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures, optional written essay on a topic of interest

### Study materials

Material provided by the lecturer. General: V. J. Katz: A History of Mathematics (available online).

### Assessment practices and criteria

Exam and written essay. Course will be graded with grades 1-5

### Completion methods

Exam, other methods will be described later