MIE-History of Mathematics and Informatics

Welcome in the course of History of Mathematics and Informatics 2020 – 2021:

During first weeks of this semester our course will be with help MS Teams.

The list of accepted titles of seminary essays 2020-2021

[1]    Sedláček, Jan: Egyptians and Fractions.
[2]    Mamiyev, Azad: Islamic Mathematics.
[3]    Graham, Richard:  John Harisson  (1693 – 1776).
[4]    Seidagul Rasul: Babylonian Mathematics.
[5]    Veron, Hugo:  The Evolution of the Utilisation of Mathematics.

Instruction for seminary essays:
1. Title of your seminary essay please, suggest by mail as soon as possible!
2. Seminary essay will have minimal lenght about 5 pages.
3. Please add the used sources!
4. Then you send me by mail (the deadline is about one week before exam) and I will answer, if is it O.K. or not.
5. For exam you prepare presentation of your essay for about a quarter of hour. 

Exams: 1- test (40 points), 2- presentation of seminary essay (60 points).


  1. Preliminary programme:
  1. lecture – September, 23:  Ancient Mathematics and Technology
  2. lecture – September, 30: Hellenistic Mathematics Helen_TAM_17
  3. lecture – October, 7:  History of wheels.   Wheels19
    Astronomical Clock HKclock
  4. lecture  –  October, 14:  Leonardo da Vinci and his inventions
    Computer for Johannes Kepler? William Schickardt: Calculating Clock Comput2_17
  5. lecture – October 21:  Priority of the Development of Calculators.
    Development of Symbolic Algebra
  6. lecture – November, 4: Origins of the Calculus of Variations:
    From Archimedes‘ Results to Gauss Origins17
  7. lecture – November, 11:  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and his calculator
    G_W_ L_Compt3-20
    Hexagonal Snowflakes and Johannes Kepler
    Joseph  Stepling and  New Science in the 18th  Century  Stepling_D_17
    Nicola Tesla,  Albert Einstein in Prague 
  8. lecture – November, 18: A Brief History of Linear Algebra
    November 24: Excercises: First steps in the development of computers in Czechoslovakia and Other Countries ….  SZlecture20
  9. lecture – November 25: History of Indian mathematics: Srínivasa Ramanujan and IT Day  Ramanujan20
  10. lecture – December 2: History of CTU
  11. lecture – December  9 canc. Exercises: History of Doppler effect.
    From Kepler Mosaic to the Question: Is there a crystal lattice possessing five-fold symmetry? rtx120100022p
  12. lecture – December16:

Examples of accepted titles of seminary essays 2019-20:

  1. Manasa Woolla: Indian Mathematics.
  2. Richard Graham:  John Harisson  (1693 – 1776).
  3. Vigneshwar Manoharan: Mathematics for Computer Science.
  4. Ivana Nacevska:
  5. Rahul Prafullbhai Parmar: Aryabhata