Welcome in the course History of Technology 2023/24!
The course History of Technology started on Thursday, Octoberber 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 2022/23 for yor inspiratioon:
 Brabbs, Thomas: History of Bicycle Derailleurs.
 Elderhorst, Anouk: Development of EEG Signaling Instead of Development of Aquaducts.
 Parrino Magali: History of Definition of the Meter.
 Quercia, Valentin: History of Supersonic and Hypersonic Flights.
 Rakhimbekov, Arna: The Car Ford ModelT – Its Development.
 Novarina, Octave: The History of Cosmogony and Current Cosmology.
 Weber, Timo: The Rise and Fall of the Technology of Zeppelins.
 Rissanen, Kasper: History of Nuclear Energy.
 Sukhinin, Valeriy: Archimedes.
 Elebiary, Yusuf: The History of the Development of Aviation.
 Lebailly-Lepetit, Clemence: The History of Farm Machinery.
 Zipse, Michael-Thomas: The History of Naval Navigation.
 Nieto Diaz, Andres: Development of Renewable Energy Sources.
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.
Lecture 2: October, 12, 2023: Prague astronomical HKclock-D-17
Lecture 3: October, 19, 2023: Origins of Variational Calculus Origins21_10
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
Lecture 6: November 16, 2023: William Schickard – Calculator for Johannes Kepler Comput2_D_17
Lecture 7: November, 23, 2023: Mathematics and physics in late baroque Prague – Joseph Stepling (1716 – 1778) Stepling_D_Geometry and Barock Architecture, Geometry and Barock Architecture II Baroque architecture Lecture is cancelled.
Lecture 8: November, 23, 2023: 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.
Lecture 9: November, 30, 2023: 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.
Lecture 10: December, 7, 2023 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 11: December, 14, 2023:
History of the Czech Technical University in Prague 2 – Nikola Tesla and Prague Tesla_A_17, Albert Einstein and Prague_17Albert Einstein in Prague, 1911-1912 AE1Art,
The list of accepted titles of essays in the Winter Semester 2021/2022 for your inspiration:
 Najavi, Jonathan: History of Gas Lamp.
 Yu, Gideyon: History of Water Energy.
 Hwang, Wonjeyong: History of Renewable Energy.
 Kim, Hyeon Jin: History of Jet Engine.
 Gwak, Youngso: History of Facial Recognition System.
 Gomes, Rosalina: History of Light Bulb.
 Basile, Thomas: History of Composite Materials.
 Ramaux, Morgane: History of Recycling and Recycled Materials.
 Coenen, Evi: History of Heat Pumps.
 Wagner, Konstantin: History of Motion Capturing.
 Khallushammad, Sadullah: History of Mechanics
 Kalmykov, Egor: The disadvantage of gunpowder and how smokeless powder revolutionized modern warfare.
 Paillard, Richard: The History of Aircraft.
 Ro Hyewon: History of Hydrogen Cars.
 Phull, Kieran: History of Egyptian Technologies.
 Abdul Hafeej, Hisham Ahmad: History of Elevators
 Picco, Nicolas: History of Supercars.
 Ezcurra, Tomas: History of a Bolt in F1.
 Bosch Diego, Gerard: History of Artificial Intelligence.
 Opatrny, Cale: History of Dams.
 Alnimi, Haran: History of Telephone.
The list of accepted titles of essays in the Winter Semester 2020/2021:
 Langer, Jan Niklas: History and Current State of Radar Technology.
 Anam, Ayman: Antikythera Mechanism.
 Margeot Morgan: History of the Parachute.
 Huseynov, Ravan: Heron of Alexandria – Steam Engine.
 Abhinav, Azad: History of Photography and Cameras.
 Faure, Louis Andre Ives: Technological Breakthough of World War II .
 Liu Jingping: Four Great Inventions (Papermaking, Compass, Gunpowder, Movable Type of Printing).
 Mikolajczyk, Michal: Ancient Roman Water Systems.
 Patel, Het Manishbhai: History of Gears.
 Sharma Ambarish: History of Clocks and Their Impact.
 Jagam, Gantam Harshwardham: History of Water Mills.
 Dudavskyi, Volodymyr: The Mechanical Sciences in Leonardo da Vinci’s Work.
 Levin, Jegor: The problem of Brachistochrone and the Development of Its Solution.
 Jurangpathy, Baba Razman: Archimedes Inventions.
 Eino, Niko: History of pumps.
 Bronts, Michael: Ford Model T, first car that’s massed-produced.
 Charbel, Akiki: History of Boats and Ships.
 Fredricks, Joshua Lynn: Blockchain Technology. History and Implications.
 Manokaran, Nithich Magilan: Prague Astronomical Clock.
 Tils, Tijn: The History of Self propelled vehicles. (From Ferdinand Verbiest in 1672, up until the modern electric car.)
 Gupta, Akul: Application of Mathematics in Technology. (From René Descartes to 21st. Century.)
. Eyyubov, Bekir: Nikola Tesla.
 Nazarov Raul: Albrecht Duerer.
 Morgan, Luke: History of Cranes.
Examples of titles of essays during last years 2018/2019, 2019/20:
- Hussein Mostaba: History of Automation
- Koung Htex Zan: Archimedes Inventions
- David Mateo Dubrovský: Evolution of Machinery to Cut Cloth
- Ali Mohamed Salíh Sadig: Innovation of Vehicles
- Santiago Muller: History of Dark Web
- MHD Kusay Nadar: History of Medical Technology
- Milan Luka Štavljanin: History of Nuclear Technology
- Ayken Kasenov: History of Photography
- Juan Gustavo Maldonado Quiste: Alan Turing and the Development of Informatics and Computers
- Darshil Pato: History of Aeroplanes
- Aleksander Mahrbash: History of Programming Languages
- Tomasz Bialobrecski: History of CAD Systems
- Yihang Wang: History of Fluid Mechanics
- Hussein Akram: History of Renewable Energy
- Yang Jun Hao: History of Astronomical Instruments
- Lucie Scholleová: Technology in Medical Treatment
- Sakaria Uulenga: The History of Robotics
Shivang Jha: Speedmeters
- Vivek Choudhary: The Wright Brothers
- D. Hirushan G. Perera Ganegama Vilhanage: The Studies of Johannes Kepler
- Ilya Davydov: The Use of Steam in Industry
- Alex Martín Pérez: Galileo Galilei – Helicentrism
- Faisal Osama Omar Al-Rayes: (Odometer) Superchargers
- Fabian Winterfeldt: History of Automotive Engineering
- Nikita Zhdankin: History of Radio/Radiobroadcasting
- Jennifer Nutter: MRI Technology
- Anat Tewari: The Ancient Indian Technologies
- Frank Chicko: History of Automation
- Gros-Coissy Quentin: History of Aviation
- Colleen Pouliot: Evolution of Prosthetics
- Chris Bendix: History of Turing Machines
- Victor Freyssinet: History of X-ray
- Nick Sabatelli: History of Horology/Timekeeping Technology
- Emma Merlino: The evolution of pacemakers
- Brett Mayville: A Development of Guitar Production
- Daniel Asselin: History of Wave Energy
- Madeleine Miller: History of Space Exploration Technology
- Jack Beaty: The Evolution of 3D-Printing
- Andrew Wojtowicz: The Coffee Process: From Green Bean to Liquid Coffee
- Zachary Nislick: The Evolution of Power Plants
- Jasper Scholten: History of Elektricity
- Joost ten Brucke: History of Nuclear Energy
- Connor Mulvey: The History of the Dark Web
- Lalit Suthax: Water Managements Systems
- Chintan Dholyia: History of Solar Energy
- Vladislav Rytov: Roads during Industrial Revolution
- Octavio Linares: History of Robotics
- Berkehan Merden: Tesla – Scientist
- Chovatiya Brijesh Damjibhai: History of Wind Energy
- Prashant Narshi Hodar: History of Perpetual Motion Machines
- Kashyap Suyash: Evolution of Electric Cars
- Deepika: Mass and Energy Relation
- Gaurav Singh: History of Bionics
- Parekh Vivek: Innovation of Vehicles
- Vinod: History of Theory of Relativity
- Md Tarequl Islam: History of Rolling Steel Mill
- Simon Jahan: History of Artificial Intelligence
- Sahil Baksh: History of paper currency and printing press