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The History of Maths
L01268

This course will be delivered online.

These courses look at the 30,000 year history of maths including the lives of great mathematicians, how their theories developed and how these ideas are still at the root of science, technology and culture today

Course Content

These courses look at the 30,000 year history of maths including the lives of great mathematicians, how their theories developed and how these ideas are still at the root of science, technology and culture today.

Part 1 focuses on the emergence of ancient Greek mathematics
Part 2 focuses on the great mathematicians of China, India, the Persian Empire and Italy.
Part 3 focuses on mathematics in Renaissance art and the work of mathematicians in 17th, 18th and 19th century Europe and Russia.
Part 4 focuses on the work of mathematicians in Europe, Russia and the United States of America in 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is for anyone with an interest in the history of Maths and wanting to find out more.

Further Study Options

This course is non-certificated so there are no formal units or assessment. You will be expected to present and discuss your work in informal group and tutor discussions.

Additional Information

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: https://my.rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.