ECTS - Hıstory of Mathematics I

Hıstory of Mathematics I (MATH318) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Hıstory of Mathematics I MATH318 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
NO Prerequisit
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdal KARAPINAR
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide an introduction to history of mathematics. To recover the evaluation of theory of pure and applied mathematics in ancient world to the 16 century. Moreover to encourage the students to investigate how mathematics is devoloped.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • At the end of the course the students are expected to: 1)know the contribution of Ancient Egypt-Mesopotamia Mathematicians, 2) know the contribution of Ancient China Mathematicians, 3) know the contribution of Ancient Egypt -Mathematician,, 4)know the contribution of Ancient Greek and Hellenistic Mathematicians 5) know the contribution of Islamic Mathematicians,
Course Content Prehistoric mathematics, Ancient Near East mathematics (Mesopotamia-Egypt, 3rd millenium BC?500 BC), Greek and Hellenistic mathematics (c. 600 BC?300 AD), Chinese mathematics (c. 2nd millenium BC?1300 AD), Indian mathematics (c. 800 BC?1600 AD), Islamic mathematics (c. 800?1500).

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Prehistoric mathematics Search the related subjects on web.
2 Ancient Near East ( Mesopotamia 3rd millenium BC–500 BC ) Search the related subjects on web.
3 Ancient Egpyt (3rd millenium BC–500 BC ) Search the related subjects on web.
4 Greek and Hellenistic mathematics (c. 600 BC–100 AD) Search the related subjects on web.
5 Greek and Hellenistic mathematics (100 AD-300 AD) Search the related subjects on web.
6 Chinese mathematics (c. 2nd millenium BC–1300 AD Search the related subjects on web.
7 Midterm Exam
8 Indian mathematics (c. 800 BC–1600 AD) Search the related subjects on web.
9 Islamic mathematics (c. 800–1500) Introduction. Search the related subjects on web.
10 al-Khwarizmi, Al-Jawhari, al-Kindi, Hunayn, Banu Musa Ahmad, Banu Musa al-Hasan, Banu Musa Muhammed Search the related subjects on web.
11 Al-Mahani, Thabit, Ahmed, Abu Kamil, al-Battani, Sinan, Al-Nayrizi, Al-Khazin Search the related subjects on web.
12 Ibrahim, al-Uqlidisi, Abu'l-Wafa, al-Quhi, Al-Khujandi, al-Sijzi, Yunus Search the related subjects on web.
13 Al-Karaji, al-Haitam, Mansur, al-Biruni, Avicenna, al-Baghdadi, Al-Jayyani, Al-Nasawi Search the related subjects on web.
14 Khayyam, Aflah, al-Samawal, al-Tusi, Sharaf, al-Tusi, Nasir, al-Maghribi, al-Samarqandi, al-Banna Search the related subjects on web.
15 al-Farisi, al-Khalili, Qadi Zada, al-Kashi, Ulugh Beg, al-Umawi, al-Qalasadi Search the related subjects on web.
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Carl B. Boyer, A History of Mathematics, New York: John Wiley, second edition, 1989. ISBN 0-471-09763-2.
Other Sources 2. David M. Burton, The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, third edition, 1985, ix + 678pp. ISBN 0-697-16089-0.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the ability to apply scientific knowledge gained in the undergraduate education and to expand and extend knowledge in the same or in a different area
2 Can apply gained knowledge and problem solving abilities in inter-disciplinary research
3 Has the ability to work independently within research area, to state the problem, to develop solution techniques, to solve the problem, to evaluate the obtained results and to apply them when necessary
4 Takes responsibility individually and as a team member to improve systematic approaches to produce solutions in unexpected complicated situations related to the area of study
5 Can develop strategies, implement plans and principles on the area of study and can evaluate obtained results within the framework
6 Can develop and extend the knowledge in the area and to use them with scientific, social and ethical responsibility
7 Has the ability to follow recent developments within the area of research, to support research with scientific arguments and data, to communicate the information on the area of expertise in a systematically by means of written report and oral/visual presentation
8 To have an oral and written communication ability in at least one of the common foreign languages ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B2)
9 Has software and hardware knowledge in the area of expertise, and has proficient information and communication technology knowledge
10 Follows scientific, cultural, and ethical criteria in collecting, interpreting and announcing data in the research area and has the ability to teach.
11 Has professional ethical consciousness and responsibility which takes into account the universal and social dimensions in the process of data collection, interpretation, implementation and declaration of results in mathematics and its applications.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0