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Sylabus předmětu B1-DFMA - History and philosophy of mathematics (FCE - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Course unit title: History and philosophy of mathematics
Course unit code: B1-DFMA
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
Name of lecturer: prof. RNDr. Radko Mesiar, DrSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
RNDr. Ľubica Staneková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The subject brings a wide overview of the history and philosophy of mathematics and informatics, of the main stages in their development, and of the most influencial personalities in these areas.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
- The mathematic in deep history and in ancient Greece, from Pythagoras to Euclid.
- the european middle age and renaissance in mathematics.
- number systems, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.
- limits and infinitely small quantities; Newton, Leibniz; infinity in mathematics.
- history and basics of coding.
- development of the set theory and of logic.
- mathematics and the other domains (sciences, informatics, arts).
Recommended or required reading:
MAREŠ, M. Příběhy matematiky: Stručná historie královny věd. Příbram : Pistorius, 2008. 334 p. ISBN 978-80-87053-16-4.
ZNÁM, Š. Dejiny a filozofia matematiky. Bratislava: Alfa, 1986. 239 p.
ZLATOŠ, P. Ani matematika si nemôže byť istá sama sebou: Úvahy o množinách, nekonečne, paradoxoch a Godelových vetách. Bratislava : IRIS-Knižní klub, 1995. 208 p. ISBN 80-88778-09-3.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: lecture, exercise

2/2 hours per week, 52 hours per semester
Assesment methods and criteria: graded credit
Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

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