DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS "FELICE CASORATI"
1st semester (01/10/2020 - 20/01/2021)
32 lesson hours
No particular prerequisites
Provide the students with the basic notions on the history of ancient mathematical thought, with special reference to Greek mathematics
During the course, we will propose an overview of the development of mathematics from the Egyptians to the Babilonians, up to the Late antiquity,
Lectures and exercises in a classroom
Reccomended or required readings
Heath, Thomas Little. A history of Greek mathematics. Vol.
1-2. Clarendon, 1921
- Thomas, Ivor. Greek Mathematical Works: Volume I,
Thales to Euclid.(Loeb Classical Library No. 335). 1939.
- Thomas, Ivor. "Selections illustrating the history of Greek
mathematics. Vol. II. From Aristarchus to Pappus, volume 2, Loeb Classical Library.
- Notes provided by the instructors
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