History of Mathematics (MAT240)
Development of some central concepts of modern mathematics: Numbers and number systems (Natural numbers, rational numbers, real numbers, cardinal numbers) from Babylon to Europe, the concept of infinity from Zeno to Cantor, integration and derivation (the concept of limit from Fermat to Weierstrass, Newton's fluctions, the infinitesimals from Leibniz to Robinson), infinite series. Classical algebra, including solutions of cubic and biquadratic equations.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.