History of Technology

Welcome in the course History of Technology 2023/24!


The course History of Technology started on Thursday, October 5, 2023  at 14 o’clock.

The end of our course is connwcted with a test and the seminary essay with its presentation.

Instruction for seminary essays:
1. The title of your seminary essay, please, suggest me 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. 




The list of accepted titles of essays in the Winter Semester 2023/24

[1] Bachmann, Timo: Expressing Numbers: Positives, Zero, Negative and Why the Decimal System and not Base 8 or Base 12? 
[3] Erasmus, Sebastian: History of Computers …
[4] Sildam, Tiia: Koch Snowflakes and Fractals (or History of Calculations).
[5] Parlange, Matthieu: History of Satellites.
[6] Lurton, Malo: Technological Development of Yacht Racing.
[7] Jorge, Espinella Gancedo: Leonardo da Vinci – Studies and Work.
[8] Yachhshenko, Zakhar: History of Car Engines. Henry Ford’s Conveyor, Its Significance in the History of Technology.
[9] Hošťálek, Tomáš Lambert: History of Racing Motorsikes.
[10] Min Thant Kyaw:The Birth of Calculators and Its Uses in Everyday Life.
[11] Boehle, Céline: History of Space-stations.
[12] Hoffmann, Finn Hannes: History of Building and Construction Methods.
[13]  Biyik, Mehmet Halit Can: History of Computer Technologies.
[14] Swan Yay Phyo: James Watt – The Key Figure of the Development of the Steam Engine.
[15] Waterlander, Martijn: History of Amateur Astrophotography. 
[16] Ozkan, Efe Kagan. History of Cranes.
[17] Berisha, Martin (Artem Larionov): History of Internal Combustion Machines.
[18] Levy, Jordan: History of Telescopes.
[19] Han Htoo Nyi Nyi: History of Casting Technologies.
[20] Nicolás Estrella: Starship and dragon rockets.
[21] Planchenault. Lucas: History of Motorsport.
[22] Gushtan, Oleg: The Impact of the Internet on Society. 
[23] Nino Porras, Juan Andrés: The history of additive manufacturing.
[24] Larionov, Artem: History of internal combustion engines.
[25] Davitkov, Andrej:History of the transition from needle rifles to early bolt action designs



Preliminary programme of lectures of the course of History of Technology
for the year 2023/2024

Lecture 1: October, 5, 2023:   Introduction – Ancient Tradition
                  Development of of Ancient Technology and Mathematics.
Origins of Variational Calculus  Origins21_10

Lecture 2: October, 12, 2023:
Greek Sundials  TimeM_23
Prague astronomical clock

William Schickard – Calculator for Johannes Kepler Comput2_D_17

 Lecture 3: October, 19, 2023:
Perpetuum mobile  PM1_17   2nd part PM3_17 

Lecture 4: October 26, 2023:
History of the Czech Technical University in Prague  History CTU
Significant personalities:
Christian Willenberg, Johann Ferdinand Schor,  Franz Anton Herget,
Franz Joseph Gerstner,  etc
Joseph Stepling
Mathematics and physics in late baroque Prague –
Joseph Stepling (1716 – 1778) Stepling_D_

Geometry and Barock Architecture II   Baroque architecture

Lecture 5: November, 2, 2023:
 History of the Czech Technical University in Prague II – Nikola Tesla and Prague

Lecture 6: November 16, 2023:
History of CTU III
 Albert Einstein in Prague

Lecture 7: November, 23, 2023:
Christian Doppler and his Doppler’s Principle, 1842

Lecture 8: NovembeLr, 23, 2023:
Development of Computers in Czechoslovakia during 20th Century.
History of Industrial Robots Hist_of Industrial_Robots20
The word „robot“ is the Czech origin. The writer Karel Čapek is author of dramatic play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).
 First steps in History of Computing in the Czechoslovakia  SZlecture1712

Lecture 9: November, 30, 2023:
History and Development of Wheel From Ancient Times.
Second mechnical Calculator „Pascalina“ of Blaise Pascal.  

Lecture 10: December, 7, 2023
The Lecture is cancelled.

Lecture 11: December, 14, 2023

Selected presentations of Essays.


Technology and Mathematics. A Brief History of Linear Algebra: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Determinants. Cramer’s Rule. Leonhard Euler –  Searching Conditions for Existence of Solution of the System of Equations. Lagrange  and Multipliers. Gauss Elimination Method.
James Joseph Sylvester and the Name for Matrix. Arthur Cayley and Multiplication of Matrices. Cayley-Hamilton Theorem.

Srinivasa Ramanujan and IT Day  Ramanujan20
Significant Milestones in the Development  of Fuzzy Logic  FuzzyMilestones2 – Lofti Zadeh  (1921 – 2017) – one of  the founders of Fuzzy Logic.



The list of accepted titles of essays in the Winter Semester 2022/23 for yor inspiratioon:

[1] Brabbs, Thomas: History of Bicycle Derailleurs.
[2] Elderhorst, Anouk: Development of EEG Signaling Instead of Development of Aquaducts.
[3] Parrino Magali: History of Definition of the Meter.
[4] Quercia, Valentin: History of Supersonic and Hypersonic Flights.
[5] Rakhimbekov, Arna: The Car Ford ModelT – Its Development.
[6] Novarina, Octave: The History of Cosmogony and Current Cosmology.
[7] Weber, Timo: The Rise and Fall of the Technology of Zeppelins.
[8] Rissanen, Kasper: History of Nuclear Energy.
[9] Sukhinin, Valeriy: Archimedes.
[10] Elebiary, Yusuf: The History of the Development of Aviation.
[11] Lebailly-Lepetit, Clemence: The History of Farm Machinery.
[12] Zipse, Michael-Thomas: The History of Naval Navigation.
[13] Nieto Diaz, Andres: Development of Renewable Energy Sources.

The list of accepted titles of essays in the Winter Semester 2021/2022 for your inspiration:

[1] Najavi, Jonathan: History of Gas Lamp.
[2] Yu, Gideyon: History of Water Energy.
[3] Hwang, Wonjeyong: History of Renewable Energy.
[4] Kim, Hyeon Jin: History of Jet Engine.
[5] Gwak, Youngso: History of Facial Recognition System.
[6] Gomes, Rosalina: History of Light Bulb.
[7] Basile, Thomas: History of Composite Materials.
[8] Ramaux, Morgane: History of Recycling and Recycled Materials.
[9] Coenen, Evi: History of Heat Pumps.
[10] Wagner, Konstantin: History of Motion Capturing.
[11] Khallushammad, Sadullah: History of Mechanics
[12] Kalmykov, Egor: The disadvantage of gunpowder and how smokeless powder revolutionized modern warfare. 
[13] Paillard, Richard: The History of Aircraft.
[14] Ro Hyewon: History of Hydrogen Cars.
[15] Phull, Kieran: History of Egyptian Technologies.
[16] Abdul Hafeej, Hisham Ahmad: History of Elevators
[17] Picco, Nicolas: History of Supercars.
[18] Ezcurra, Tomas: History of a Bolt in F1.
[19] Bosch Diego, Gerard: History of Artificial Intelligence.
[20] Opatrny, Cale: History of Dams.
[21] Alnimi, Haran: History of Telephone.

The list of accepted titles of essays in the Winter Semester 2020/2021:

[01] Langer, Jan Niklas: History and Current State of Radar Technology.
[02] Anam, Ayman: Antikythera Mechanism.
[03] Margeot Morgan: History of the Parachute.
[04] Huseynov, Ravan: Heron of Alexandria – Steam Engine.
[05] Abhinav, Azad: History of Photography and Cameras.
[06] Faure, Louis Andre Ives: Technological Breakthough of World War II .
[07] Liu Jingping: Four Great Inventions (Papermaking, Compass, Gunpowder, Movable Type of Printing).
[08] Mikolajczyk, Michal: Ancient Roman Water Systems.
[09] Patel, Het Manishbhai: History of Gears.
[10] Sharma Ambarish: History of Clocks and Their Impact.
[11] Jagam, Gantam Harshwardham: History of Water Mills.
[12] Dudavskyi, Volodymyr: The Mechanical Sciences in Leonardo da Vinci’s Work.
[13] Levin, Jegor: The problem of Brachistochrone and the Development of Its    Solution.

[14] Jurangpathy, Baba Razman: Archimedes Inventions.
[15] Eino, Niko: History of pumps.
[16] Bronts, Michael: Ford Model T, first car that’s massed-produced.
[17] Charbel, Akiki: History of Boats and Ships.
[18] Fredricks, Joshua Lynn: Blockchain Technology. History and Implications.
[19] Manokaran, Nithich Magilan: Prague Astronomical Clock.
[20] Tils, Tijn: The History of Self propelled vehicles. (From Ferdinand Verbiest in 1672, up until the modern electric car.)
[21] Gupta, Akul: Application of Mathematics in Technology. (From René Descartes to 21st. Century.)
[22]. Eyyubov, Bekir: Nikola Tesla.
[23] Nazarov Raul: Albrecht Duerer.
[24] Morgan, Luke: History of Cranes.




Examples of  titles of essays during last years 2018/2019, 2019/20:

  1. Hussein Mostaba: History of Automation
  2. Koung Htex Zan: Archimedes Inventions
  3. David Mateo Dubrovský: Evolution of Machinery to Cut Cloth
  4. Ali Mohamed Salíh Sadig: Innovation of Vehicles
  5. Santiago Muller: History of Dark Web
  6. MHD Kusay Nadar: History of Medical Technology
  7. Milan Luka Štavljanin: History of Nuclear Technology
  8. Ayken Kasenov: History of Photography
  9. Juan Gustavo Maldonado Quiste: Alan Turing and the Development of Informatics and Computers
  10. Darshil Pato: History of Aeroplanes
  11. Aleksander Mahrbash: History of Programming Languages
  12. Tomasz Bialobrecski: History of CAD Systems
  13. Yihang Wang: History of Fluid Mechanics
  14. Hussein Akram: History of Renewable Energy
  15. Yang Jun Hao: History of Astronomical Instruments
  16. Lucie Scholleová: Technology in Medical Treatment
  17. Sakaria Uulenga: The History of Robotics
    Shivang Jha: Speedmeters
  1. Vivek Choudhary: The Wright Brothers
  2. D. Hirushan G. Perera Ganegama Vilhanage: The Studies of Johannes Kepler
  3. Ilya Davydov: The Use of Steam in Industry
  4. Alex Martín Pérez: Galileo Galilei – Helicentrism
  5. Faisal Osama Omar Al-Rayes: (Odometer)  Superchargers
  6. Fabian Winterfeldt: History of Automotive Engineering
  7. Nikita Zhdankin: History of Radio/Radiobroadcasting
  8. Jennifer Nutter: MRI Technology
  9. Anat Tewari: The Ancient Indian Technologies
  10. Frank Chicko: History of Automation
  11. Gros-Coissy Quentin: History of Aviation
  12. Colleen Pouliot: Evolution of Prosthetics
  13. Chris Bendix: History of Turing Machines
  14. Victor Freyssinet: History of X-ray
  15. Nick Sabatelli: History of Horology/Timekeeping Technology
  16. Emma Merlino: The evolution of pacemakers
  17. Brett Mayville: A  Development of Guitar Production
  18. Daniel Asselin: History of Wave Energy
  19. Madeleine Miller: History of Space Exploration Technology
  20. Jack Beaty: The Evolution of 3D-Printing
  21. Andrew Wojtowicz: The Coffee Process: From Green Bean to Liquid Coffee
  22. Zachary Nislick: The Evolution of Power Plants
  23. Jasper Scholten: History of Elektricity
  24. Joost ten Brucke: History of Nuclear Energy
  25. Connor Mulvey: The History of the Dark Web
  26. Lalit Suthax: Water Managements Systems
  27. Chintan Dholyia: History of Solar Energy  
  28. Vladislav Rytov: Roads during Industrial Revolution
  29. Octavio Linares: History of Robotics
  30. Berkehan Merden: Tesla – Scientist
  31. Chovatiya Brijesh Damjibhai: History of Wind Energy
  32. Prashant Narshi Hodar: History of Perpetual Motion Machines
  33. Kashyap Suyash: Evolution of Electric Cars
  34. Deepika: Mass and Energy Relation
  35. Gaurav Singh: History of Bionics
  36. Parekh Vivek: Innovation of Vehicles
  37. Vinod: History of Theory of Relativity
  38. Md Tarequl Islam: History of Rolling Steel Mill
  39. Simon Jahan: History of Artificial Intelligence
  40. Sahil Baksh: History of paper currency and printing press