Nimi Op Opiskelumuoto Aika Paikkakunta Järjestäjä
History of mathematics 5 Cr Luentokurssi 13.1.2020 - 4.5.2020
History of mathematics 5 Cr Yleinen tentti 12.6.2019 - 12.6.2019
History of mathematics 5 Cr Luentokurssi 21.1.2019 - 13.5.2019
History of mathematics 5 Cr Yleinen tentti 13.6.2018 - 13.6.2018
History of mathematics 5 Cr Luentokurssi 15.1.2018 - 30.4.2018


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.

Edeltävät opinnot tai edeltävä osaaminen

Bachelor studies


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


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

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


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.

Oppimista tukevat aktiviteetit ja opetusmenetelmät

Lectures, optional written essay on a topic of interest


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

Arviointimenetelmät ja -kriteerit

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


Exam, other methods will be described later