Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Tony Mann and Mark McCartney

Bite-sized History of Mathematics

'Bite-sized' resources for using the history of mathematics in mathematics teaching
Bite-sized History of Mathematics

Description

Mathematics has been done in particular times and places for thousands of years. Behind the theorems, equations, techniques and applications taught in the lecture room is a history of false starts, astonishing breakthroughs, remarkable personalities, fruitful collaborations, misattribution of credit, and disputes over who discovered what first. A series of stories, in fact. The materials aim to give students some of the history which lies behind a selection of the famous names and equations in mathematics. Each topic comprises a 'stand alone' two page pdf suitable to be 'dropped' into lecture notes and an accompanying mp3 file based on the pdf. This podcast provides the mp3 files and the pdf documents can be found on the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm These materials are freely available for educational use. We would like to hear from any tutors or students who use these resources - please tell us how you use them and how far they meet your needs.

Link: www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Episodes

Archimedes

Feb 1, 2011 06:58

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Archimedes. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

From Beans to Bytes

Feb 1, 2011 07:33

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From Beans to Bytes. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Complex Numbers

Feb 1, 2011 05:58

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Complex Numbers. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Einstein and Relativity

Feb 1, 2011 07:03

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Einstein and Relativity. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Leonhard Euler

Feb 1, 2011 06:21

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Leonhard Euler. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Fibonacci

Feb 1, 2011 08:29

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Fibonacci. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier

Feb 1, 2011 06:39

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Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Évariste Galois

Feb 1, 2011 06:03

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Évariste Galois. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems

Feb 1, 2011 06:59

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Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Islamic Mathematics

Feb 1, 2011 07:54

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Islamic Mathematics. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Pierre Simon de Laplace

Feb 1, 2011 05:18

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Pierre Simon de Laplace. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

The Logistic Map

Feb 1, 2011 06:31

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The Logistic Map. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Maclaurin and Taylor

Feb 1, 2011 05:16

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Maclaurin and Taylor. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Maskelyne and Comrie

Feb 1, 2011 06:29

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Maskelyne and Comrie . Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Mathematical Notation

Feb 1, 2011 05:40

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Mathematical Notation. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Isaac Newton

Feb 1, 2011 07:26

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Isaac Newton. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Florence Nightingale

Feb 1, 2011 07:23

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Florence Nightingale. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Feb 1, 2011 07:37

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Non-Euclidean Geometry. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

pi

Feb 1, 2011 04:44

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pi. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm

The Schrödinger Equation

Feb 1, 2011 05:41

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The Schrödinger Equation. Get a pdf document on this topic via the website http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/~mmccart/hom.htm