History of Mathematics, 4 credits (TATA81)

Matematikens utveckling, 4 hp

Main field of study

Mathematics Applied Mathematics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Vladimir Tkatjev

Director of studies or equivalent

Jesper Thorén
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KMAT Mathematics (Additional courses) 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Additional courses) 6 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to describe the historical development of mathematics and discuss its role in society in an international perspective and a gender perspective.

Course content

This course surveys the historical development of mathematics with a focus on the development of key mathematical ideas, concepts and methods. The course also highlights the role of mathematics in society from different perspectives.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars, individual and group work as well as literature studies.

Examination

UPG2Oral presentationU, G1 credits
UPG1Written assignmentU, G3 credits
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Matematiska institutionen

Director of Studies or equivalent

Jesper Thorén

Examiner

Vladimir Tkatjev

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 107 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Tord Hall, (1970) Matematikens utveckling Gleerups

Additional literature

Books

Tord Hall, (1970) Matematikens utveckling Gleerups
UPG2 Oral presentation U, G 1 credits
UPG1 Written assignment U, G 3 credits
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’

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