- Module code: MA3E5
- Module name: History of Mathematics
- Department: Mathematics Institute
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
The module aims to: consider topics in the 19th Century history of abstract algebra and number theory; discuss what was taken to be so important about them.
Principal learning outcomes
To develop a critical sense of what was, and even what is, important and exciting about mathematics and its evolution; To raise questions about the nature of mathematics and its relation both to abstract thought and to its applications in classical physics.
Other essential notes
Prerequisites: Familiarity with concepts from algebra as presented in MA249 Algebra II is highly desirable, but not essential; an acquaintance with MA246 Number Theory would help but is not required.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: MA3E5-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||500 word essay||14%|
|1500 word essay||26%|
|2000 word essay||60%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G4G2) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4