History of Mathematics
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Matemaatika ajalugu
Course title in English
History of Mathematics
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Mart Abel (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Major. To provide students with background knowledge of the history of mathematics and the main phases of its development. The development and attempts at reforming school mathematics in Estonia are also considered.
Brief description of the course
The rise of mathematics among ancient peoples. Mathematics in ancient Egypt, Babylon and Greece. Mathematics in China, India and Islamic countries. Mathematics in Western and Central Europe in VIII- XV centuries. Mathematics in Western and Central Europe in XVI - XVIII centuries. The development of mathematical symbolism. Mathematics in XIX and XX centuries. Attempts at reforming school mathematics in XX century. The rise of mathematics, mathematics literature and symbolism.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows facts of history of mathematics;
- is able to use literature in volume of the subject.

Mart Abel
Additional information
Referaatide ettekanded toimuvad seminarides semestri viimastes loengutes.