851-0181-00L  A New History of Greek Mathematics

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersR. Wagner
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


851-0181-00 VA New History of Greek Mathematics2 hrs
Fri16:15-18:00IFW A 36 »
R. Wagner

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course will review parts of the history of ancient Greek mathematics, evaluate its characteristic features, attempt to explain them, and reflect on their relation to contemporary mathematics.
ObjectiveThe students will have an overview knowledge of Greek mathematics, and will be able to reflect on it in historical terms and in relation to modern mathematics.
ContentWe will follow extracts from Reviel Netz's upcoming monograph entitled "A new history of Greek mathematics".

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Wagner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe course will be graded based on weekly homework tasks.

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Places120 at the most
Waiting listuntil 07.03.2021

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