History of Mathematics, 4 credits

Matematikens utveckling, 4 hp

TATA81

The course is disused.

Main field of study

Mathematics Applied Mathematics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Vladimir Tkatjev

Director of studies or equivalent

Jesper Thorén

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 107 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Additional courses) 6 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping E
6KMAT Mathematics (Additional courses) 4 (Spring 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping E

Main field of study

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to describe the historical development of mathematics and discuss its role in society in an international perspective and a gender perspective.

Course content

This course surveys the historical development of mathematics with a focus on the development of key mathematical ideas, concepts and methods. The course also highlights the role of mathematics in society from different perspectives.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars, individual and group work as well as literature studies.

Examination

UPG2Oral presentation1 creditsU, G
UPG1Written assignment3 creditsU, G
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Matematiska institutionen

Director of Studies or equivalent

Jesper Thorén

Examiner

Vladimir Tkatjev

Course website and other links

http://www.mai.liu.se/und/kurser/index-amne-tm.html

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 107 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Tord Hall, (1970) Matematikens utveckling Gleerups
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG2 Oral presentation 1 credits U, G
UPG1 Written assignment 3 credits U, G
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Tord Hall, (1970) Matematikens utveckling Gleerups

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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