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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.

Bite-sized History of Mathematics Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Tony Mann and Mark McCartney

    • Natural Sciences

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.

    Archimedes

    Archimedes

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

    • 6 min
    From Beans to Bytes

    From Beans to Bytes

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

    • 7 min
    Complex Numbers

    Complex Numbers

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

    • 5 min
    Einstein and Relativity

    Einstein and Relativity

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

    • 7 min
    Leonhard Euler

    Leonhard Euler

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

    • 6 min
    Fibonacci

    Fibonacci

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

    • 8 min

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