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MT4501   Topics in the History of Mathematics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

The aim of this module is to give students an insight into the historical development of mathematics. Topics to be covered may include some of: the development of algebra, the origins of the calculus, the history of logarithms, the work of some individual mathematicians.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): "if not already passed you must take at least 1 module from MT3501, MT3502, MT3503, MT3504, MT3505, MT3506, MT3507 or mt3508"

Co-requisite(s): "if not already passed you must take at least 1 module from MT3501, MT3502, MT3503, MT3504, MT3505, MT3506, MT3507 or mt3508"

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MT5613

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examination = 50% (2 x 1-hour class tests), Coursework: Project = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: Coursework (new project) = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr I J Falconer, Dr C P Bleak, Prof M A J Chaplain