401-1010-00L  The Foundations of Analysis from a Philosophical and Historical Point of View

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Halbeisen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30

Particularly suitable for students of D-MATH


401-1010-00 SDie Grundlagen der Analysis aus philosophischer und historischer Sicht
Does not take place this semester.
Mit Teilnahmepriorität für jene Studierenden, die im FS 2020 das Seminar belegt hatten, aber keine Präsentation mehr halten konnten. Das Seminar wird ausschliesslich im Präsenzunterricht angeboten.
2 hrsL. Halbeisen

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AbstractAccompanying the courses in analysis, the beginning and development of analysis will be considered and discussed from a philosophical perspective. In particular, different approaches towards dealing with the problems sparked off by the infinitesimals will be studied. And finally, a short presentation of non-standard analysis will be given.
ObjectiveThis course aims at enabling the students to have a critical look at the basic philosophical premisses underlying analysis, to analyze them and to reflect on them.
NB. This course is part of the rectorate's critical thinking initiative.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersG. Sommaruga, L. Halbeisen
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Places30 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 02.02.2021 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMathematics BSc (404000)
Computational Science and Engineering BSc (406000)
Quantitative Finance MSc (435000)
Statistics MSc (436000)
Mathematics MSc (437000)
Applied Mathematics MSc (437100)
Computational Science and Engineering MSc (438000)
Doctorate Mathematics (439002)
Doctorate Computational Science and Engineering (439102)
Teaching Diploma in Mathematics (442000)
Teaching Certificate in Mathematics (444000)
CAS ETH in Applied Statistics (446000)
DAS ETH in Applied Statistics (447000)
Mathematics (Mobility) (448000)
Computational Science and Engineering (Mobility) (449000)
Waiting listuntil 24.02.2021

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GESS Science in PerspectivePhilosophyWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-MATHWInformation