BIE-History of Mathematics and Informatics

Welcome in the course History of Mathematics and Informatics –
Sommer Semester 2020/2021!

We will start our course with the Introductory Lecture on Wednesday February,17, 2021 at  9:15 on-line with hepl of the Microsoft Teams.

I am looking forward to our meeting, bye,,

Alena Šolcová, Associate  Professor, Dept of Applied of Mathematics


Please, consider a topic of your seminary essay
and send me your suggestion for acknowledgement.
Best regards in this difficult times,
Alena Šolcová

The length of yours Seminary Essay will be about 5 pages. The most important is  detailed description of (for you and for other students) interesting topic. Don’t forgot quotations of used sources (literature and webpages).

List of Accepted  Topics of Essayes  2021

[1] Bukacova, Veronika Zoe::The History of the Metric and Imperial System of Measurement.
[2] Kather Basha, Mohamed Umar: History of Magic Squares.
[3] Liutov, Mykhailo: History of Kryptology.
[4] Kiziltas, Gunes Irem: Ada Lovelace  – the First Programmer and Excellent Mathematician.
[5] Kang, Hyeouli: The Antikythera Mechanism.
[6] Ryabukhin, Ilya: Augmented and Virtual Reality: History, Examples and Risks of Enterprise Use.
[7] Mammadi, Murad: Lofti Zadeh and his Concept of Fuzzy Mathematics.
[8] Sarigul, Ahmet Said: Famous Personality – Leonardo da Vinci.
[9] Sahin, Aycut: The History of Phaenomenon Fractal.
[10] Laptev,Andrey: Fibonacci Numbers
[11] Rizaeva, Stanslava: David Hilbert and 24th Problem.
[12] Sengul, Ali Ercu: René Descartes – His Life and Work.
[13] Sadiki
[14] Faustin, Yann: The Divine Proportion.
[15] Matsnev, Nikita: The History of Android OS.
[16] Bouhours, Antoine: The Study of the Gravitational Field, with Kepler’s Laws and Newton’s Laws, and the Applications in Everyday Life.
[17] Drobecq, Theo:The  Number PI, its History and the Methods How to Calculate It.
[18] Cetin, Deniz: Alan Turing the World War II codebreaker, his life and accomplishments.
[19] Basel, Samy Moh. Kamaldin Ilshanawany: The House of Wisdom.
[20] Fildan, Claudiu: The Global Positioning System and Its CivilianvUse Signals. 
[21] Gommet, Alexis: The Enigma and the Bombe.
[22] Malik, Rizhabh: History of Indian Mathematics.




Preliminary Programme of Lectures 

1st lecture – February 17, 2021 –  Introduction to the course AncGr18

History of Czech Technical University











2nd lecture – February 24, 2021 –
Pythagorean mathematics – primes,, perfect numbers, amicable numbers, figural numbers
Numeration – Babylonian, Egytian and Greek – Ionian – examples 
Hellenistic Mathematics – introduction – Archimedes 

3rd lecture – March 3th, 2021
Rennaissance Mathematics – Significant Personalities – Leonardo da Vinci and his Inventions –  vinci1_18 – Vinci’s Life, Inventions, Vitruvian Man, Divine Proportion, Robotic Knight  

 4th lecture – March 10th, 2021
Origins of the Calculus of Variations  Origins21

5th lecture – March 17, 2021
Prague Astronomical Clock – An Analytic Calculator from 15th Century

6th lecture – March 24, 2021

First Mechanical Calculators – William Schickard, 1623, Calculating Clock
Napier Bones 1617, Rabdologiae –  Blaise Pascal, 1642, Pascaline – Comput2_18 

7th lecture – March 31, 2021

Significant Renaissance Personalities –  From Vinci to Albrecht  Duerer.
Archtecture and Mathematics – Gothic Style
Geometry of Barock Architecture

 8th lecture – April 7, 2021
18th Century
Newton in Prague in the work of Joseph Stepling
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  – Universal Language  and Mechanical Calculator

9th lecture – April 14, 2021
Famous Scientists in Prague: Albert Einstein in Prague 1911-1912.
The significant teacher  of our Polytechnics Christian Doppler
and one of students –
Nikola Teslaof Polytechnic in Prague.

Tutorial 5.

10th Lecture – April 21, 2021

Giuseppe Peano and the Mathematical Induction.
Ramanujan – famous talented Mathematician and Number Theory. Godfrey H. Hardy and John Littlewood. Cooperation of Mathematician.

Giuseppe Peano and the Mathematical Induction.

11th Lecture – April 28, 2021

First steps in History of Computing in the Czechoslovakia

Tutorial 6.
Development of Logic to Fuzzy Ideas

12th Lecture – May 5, 2020
Mathematics in the 20th a 21st Century
Examples of Students Essays

13th Lecture – May 12, 2021 lecture is cancelled
(This Wednesday is as the Rector’s Day )



Examples  of Accepted  Topics of Essayes  2020 for your Inspiration

  1. Ege Kayra Akten: Golden Ratio and It’s History.
  2. Abdullah Abdullah: Patterns in Pascal´s Triangle.
  3. Leonid Burbygin: History of Development of Fractals and their Usage.