BIE-History of Mathematics and Informatics

Welcome in the course History of Mathematics and Informatics –
Sommer Semester 2023/2024!

We will start our course
with the Introductory Lecture on Thursday February, 29, 2024 at  9:15
in the room A942.
I am looking forward to our meeting, bye.

The date of exams are: Thursday – May, 30 from 10:30 in the room A-1442.
                                       Thursday – June, 13 from 10:30 in the room NB T- 347


Alena Šolcová, Associate  Professor, Dept of Applied of Mathematics



Please, consider a topic of your seminary essay
and send me your suggestion for its confirmation
before March, 21, 2024.

                                                                                          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  _ 2024: 

[01] Epinette, Victor: History of Game Theory.
[02] Aishwarya Rajendra: Origin of Zero (Ancient Indian Mathematics).
[03] Patrin, Bohdan: Mathematics in Kiewan Rus.
[04] Guliyev, Riyad: The Influence of Islamic mathematics on the Development of Early Computing (A Historical Analysis).
[05] Ali Kaan Arslanturk: History of Personal Computers
[06] Hughes Blakely, Christian: On the Development of Generalisation to the Riemann (Darboux) Integral
[07] Panahov, Arif: Trigonometry in the past and nowdays
[08] Ali Huseynzade: The Development of Computers in USSR and Eastern Bloc.
[09] Sultanova, Anna: The Review of History of Mathematics.
[10] Puissant, Marilou: Mathematics in Art throughout History.
[11] Ayse Esen: History of Pythagorean Theorem.
[12] Karim Karimli: 1.618, bluff or golden ratio?
[13] Guluzade, Maharam:
[14] Deveci, Bilge Kagan: The Rise of Operating Systems in the 1980s and 1990s
[15] Esgiyusufo, Oguzhan: Ada Lavelace, a contribution to computer science.
[16]  Ibishov, Mansur:
[17] Denisova, Elizaveta: History of Gauss´ Elimination.
[18] Celik, Emre: The Origins of Modern Data Science.
[19] Kather Basha, Muhammad Umar: The History of Magic Squares.

Preliminary Programme of Lectures 

1st lecture – February 29, 2024
Introduction to the course AncGr18
History of Czech Technical University

2nd lecture – March 7, 2024
Origins of Calculus of Variation

3rd lecture – March 14, 2024
Prague Astronomical Clock – An Analytic Calculator from 15th Century

4th lecture – March 21, 2024
First mechanical calculators in the 17th century

Wilhelm Schickard 1624, Blaise Pascal 1643, Gotfried Wilhelm Leibniz

5th lecture – March 28, 2024
Albrecht Durer and the art of perspective,. Studies of Leonardo da Vinci during Renaissance Time

6th lecture – April 4, 2024 – is cancelled for conference out of Prague.
Reccomendation for reading and studium:  Baroque and Mathematics: Introduction to Baroque Architectonicaů Style – Baroque_arch1_Introd_2024 Baroque in Prague –  Baroque1_Prague_2024  Baroque2_Prague
Baroque Garden  and Labyrints – Baroque_arch3-gard_2024, Baroque Statues_ Charles Bridge- Baroque_Statues_CharlB2024

7th lecture – April 11, 2024

Brief Review of Linear Algebra
Joseph Stepling – the founder of new education in Prague
(Newton Ideas in Stepling“s Thinking)

How the Meter Was Made:The Complicated History
of a Simple Unit Metr24 

8th lecture – April 25, 2024

History of the Czech Technical University
Franz Josef Gerstner – theory of waves, HistCTU2023
Christian Doppler Doppler21, Nicola Tesla and Albert Einstein
Tesla_A_24_1    Tesla_A_24_2    AE24

Giuseppe Peano, his Work and Ideas. (Development of Axiomatic Theories and Symbolic a Terminology). The Mathematical Induction. Peano

Ramanujan – Famous Talented Mathematician and Number Theory. Godfrey H. Hardy and John Littlewood. Cooperation of Mathematician.

9th lecture – May 2, 2024
The lecture is cancelled – This week is the change of the timetable of our faculty – this day is the programme of Wednesday


10th lecture – April 9, 2024

Matematics in the 20th and 21st Century
First steps in History of Computing in the Czechoslovakia
History of Crystalography

11th lecture – April 16, 2024

Significant Milestones of Fuzzy Logic.


List of Accepted  Topics of Essayes  _ 2023 for your Inspiration: 

[01] Li, Yiqing: History of Population Census.
[02] Dinova, Sandra: All about Algebra (A Historical Review).
[03] Lillich, Nathan: History of Computers and AI in Chess.
[04] Diner, Omer: Mathematics in Ancient Egypt.
[05] Mouat, Jorge: The Importance of Astronomical Clock.
[06] Sergeev, Danil: Mathematical probabilities in Gambling.
[07] Bhutani, Manya Kaur: The Philosophy of mathematics (A Review). 
[08] Jha, Sachin Kumar: Trigonometry in the past and nowadays
[09] Shadakh, Konstantin: History of Cryptography and Cryptoanalysis.
[10] Celik, Talha: Mathematics in Ancient China.
[11] Ibrahimaj, Morea: The FFT Revolution: A Historical Perspective on the Fast Fourier Transform Algorithm.
[12] Guliyev, Akit: The history of mathematical notation and symbols.
[13] Borovyk, Yaroslav: The origins and evolution of computer programming languages.
[14] Yakunin, Oleksandr: The legacy of Pythagoras and Euclid.

List of Accepted  Topics of Essayes  2021 – 2022 for Your Inspiration: 

[01] Lenard, Faustin: Transport Network Analysis in Urban Area with Graph Theory.
[02] Petukhov, Victor: Fundamental Discoveries in the Theory of Prime Numbers.

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 22, 2023 –  Introduction to the course AncGr18

History of Czech Technical University










 Tutorial 1 – February 23, 2023

2nd lecture – March 1, 2023 –
Pythagorean mathematics – primes,, perfect numbers, amicable numbers, figural numbers
Numeration – Babylonian, Egytian and Greek – Ionian – examples 
Hellenistic Mathematics – introduction – Archimedes 

3rd lecture – March 8, 2023

Prague Astronomical Clock – An Analytic Calculator from 15th Century

Tutorial 2 – March 9, 2023

 4th lecture – March 15, 2023

Origins of the Calculus of Variations  Origins21

5th lecture – March 22, 2023

Rennaissance Mathematics – Significant Personalities – Leonardo da Vinci and his Inventions –  vinci1_18 – Vinci’s Life, Inventions, Vitruvian Man, Divine Proportion, Robotic Knight  22
From Vinci to Albrecht  Duerer.

Tutorial 3 – March 23, 2023

6th lecture – March 29, 2023

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

7th lecture –  April 5, 2023
Archtecture and Mathematics – Gothic Style
Geometry of Barock Architecture

Tutorial 4 – April 6, 2023

 8th lecture – April 12, 2023
18th Century
Newton in Prague in the work of Joseph Stepling
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz  – Universal Language  and Mechanical Calculator

9th lecture – April 19, 2023
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. – April 20, 2023

10th Lecture – April 26, 2023

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

11th Lecture – May 3, 2023

First steps in History of Computing in the Czechoslovakia

Tutorial 6. – May 4, 2023
Development of Logic to Fuzzy Ideas

12th Lecture – May 17, 2023 

Mathematics in the 20th a 21st Century. Math_20_21

Problems of Different Culture Probl_dif_Cult_22



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.