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2019-2020
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

Students 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.

Inhoud vak

Various 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.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and assignments.

Toetsvorm

Final written exam.

The assignments may lead to one bonus point, if all assignments are
handed in and their average grade is 6 or more.

Literatuur

Texts will be made available through Canvas.

Doelgroep

Bachelor Business Analytics and Bachelor Mathematics, Year 3

Overige informatie

More information to be obtained through the course coordinator: dr. D.J.
(Danny) Beckers, FEW-AV, De Boelelaan 1081, FEW-U252, d.j.beckers@vu.nl

Toelichting Canvas

All info about the course, including when to prepare what, and optional
extras, may be found on the Canvas site of the course, under "Modules".

Algemene informatie

Vakcode X_400652
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. D.J. Beckers
Examinator dr. D.J. Beckers
Docenten dr. D.J. Beckers

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