History of Technology

Welcome in the course History of technology 2020/21!


The course History of technology started
with help MS Teams from September, 24.


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.

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. 


Lectures of History of Technology for the year 2020/2021

  1. September, 24, 2020    Introduction – Ancient Tradition
  2. October, 1, 2020  Development of of Ancient Technology and Mathematics.
                        History of the Czech Technical University in Prague
                        History CTU
    Significant personalities: Christian Willenberg, Johann Ferdinand Schor,  Franz Anton Herget, Franz Joseph Gerstner,  etc.
  3. October, 8, 2020  Prague astronomical HKclock-D-17  
  4.  October, 15 Significant renaissance personalities I – Leonardo da Vinci,  vinci1_17
    William Schickard  Calculator for Johannes Kepler Comput2_D_17
  5.  October 22 Origins of Variational Calculus
  6. October, 29  November, 5 Perpetuum mobile  PM1_17   2nd part PM3_17
  7.  November, 5  Geometry and Barock Architecture, Geometry and Barock Architecture II   Baroque architecture
  8. November, 12  Mathematics and physics in late baroque Prague – Joseph Stepling (1716 – 1778) Stepling_D_17  Nikola Tesla and Prague Tesla_A_17, Albert Einstein and Prague_17Albert Einstein in Prague, 1911-1912 AE1Art,
  9. November, 19  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.
  10. November, 26  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.
  11. December, 3   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
  12. December 10: History of Wheels.
  13. History of the Czech Technical University in Prague 2
                        History CTU
    Significant personalities: Christian Willenberg, Johann Ferdinand Schor,  Franz Anton Herget  Franz Joseph Gerstner, Chrisitan Doppler, Nikola Tesla  etc.



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