MIE-History of Mathematics and Informatics

Welcome in the course of History of Mathematics and Informatics 2023 – 2024:

Our course started on Wednesday September 27th  2023 at 14:30 o’clock in the room TH1247.

You could think about a title of your seminary essay and send me by e-mail the suggestion of it. When I accept  the title of your future essay you could start to work.

Alena Šolcová

The date of exam is Januar, 18, 2024
at 10 o’clock in the TH – A_1442. AŠ


The list of accepted titles of seminary essays 2023-2024 

[1]  Bachmann, Timo, Jens: History of Numeral Systems, a Study of the Decimals and Beyond.
[2] Hass, Lukas: Development of Different Styles of Clocks. 
[3] Sildam Tiia: Koch Snowflakes and Fractals (or History of Calculations).
[4] Erasmus, Sebastian: History of Computers … .


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).

 Preliminary programme for the year 2023 – 2024:

  1.  lecture – September, 27: Introduction
    Origins of Calculus of Variations
    From Archimedes‘ Results to Gauss Origins17
  2.  lecture – October, 4:
    Ancient Mathematics and Technolog  AncGr17
    Hellenistic Mathematics Helen_TAM_17 Excercise 1: October 5
  3.  lecture – October, 11: 
    History of wheels   Wheels19
                        Astronomical Clock HKclock
  4.  lecture – October, 18:  History  of CTU HistCTU2022 Excercise 2: October 19
  5.  lecture – October, 25:  Leonardo da Vinci and his invention
    Computer for Johannes Kepler? William Schickardt: Calculating Clock Comput2_17
  6. lecture – November 1:  Priority of the Development of CalculatorsExcercise 3: November 2

  7. lecture – November, 8: Development of Symbolic Algebra
  8. lecture – November, 15:  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and his calculator
    G_W_ L_Compt3-20
    Joseph  Stepling and  New Science in the 18th  Century  Stepling_D_17Excercise 4: November 16

  9. lecture – November 22:
    A Brief History of Linear Algebra
    Nicola Tesla,
    First steps in the development of computers in Czechoslovakia and Other Countries ….  SZlecture20
    Albert Einstein in Prague
  10. lecture – November 29:
    Milestones in the Development of Fuzzy Logic
    History of Indian mathematics: Srínivasa Ramanujan and IT Day  Ramanujan20Excercise 5: November 30

  11. lecture December, 6:
    Hexagonal Snowflakes and Johannes Kepler
    From Kepler Mosaic to the Question: Is there a crystal lattice possessing five-fold symmetry? rtx120100022p
  12. lecture – December  13:
    Formulario Mathematico and Giuseppe Peano 
    History of Doppler effect.

    Excercise 6: December 14

    The list of accepted titles of seminary essays 2021-2022 for your inspiration
    [1]   Hidalgo, Ernesto, Iván Ochoa: The History of the Rubik’s Cube and Its Number of Combinations. 
    [2]    Graham, Richard:  John Harrison  (1693 – 1776), the Inventor of the 1st usable marine chronometer … and related inventions 
    [3] Ustynov, Artem: Turing Machine and its Significance.
    [4] Martinez Chaverri: Daniel Alexandro: Mathematics Nature of Musical Scales
    [5] Novruzov, Mammadgulu: The Important Personage of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi in the History of Mathematics”?

    [6] Oliveiro Ribeiro, Bruna Sofia:
    [7] Gonςalves de Sá, Sara Raquel. The Development of the Computers during 19th. Century.