Course ObjectiveStudents acquire knowledge about some historical ways of doing
mathematics (procedures and proofs). Students acquire a general overview
of the history of the role of mathematics in western culture. Students
acquire insight in the influence of society on the development of
mathematics, as well as the values that accompany the use of mathematics
in several fields. Thereby students will be better equipped to reflect
on their subject of study.
Course ContentVarious subjects from the history of mathematics are treated
chronologically. Every lecture a historical mathematical fact or
procedure will be treated in the context of its time. Changing values
and their effect on the (use of) mathematics are discussed.
Teaching MethodsLectures and assignments.
Method of AssessmentFinal written exam.
The assignments may lead to one bonus point, if all assignments are
handed in and their average grade is 6 or more.
LiteratureTexts will be made available through Canvas.
Target AudienceBachelor Business Analytics and Bachelor Mathematics, Year 3
Additional InformationMore information to be obtained through the course coordinator: dr. D.J.
(Danny) Beckers, FEW-AV, De Boelelaan 1081, FEW-U252, email@example.com
Explanation CanvasAll info about the course, including when to prepare what, and optional
extras, may be found on the Canvas site of the course, under "Modules".
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. D.J. Beckers|
|Examiner||dr. D.J. Beckers|
dr. D.J. Beckers
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