Instruction

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