COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
History of Mathematics * MTS   284 4 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Gonca AYIK
Instructors
Prof.Dr.GONCA AYIK1. Öğretim Grup:A
Prof.Dr.GONCA AYIK2. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The aim of this course is to teach scientific thinking, philosophy of science, mathematical thinking and to teach life story of some significant person of history of mathematics chronologically from ancient ages to 21st century.
Content
Scientific Thinking Method, life story of some significant person of history of mathematics in ancient ages, life story of some significant women mathematician, life story of some significant person of history of mathematics, short history of algebra, analysis and geometry.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Is able to prove Mathematical facts encountered in secondary school.
X
2
Recognizes the importance of basic notions in Algebra, Analysis and Topology
X
3
Develops maturity of mathematical reasoning and writes and develops mathematical proofs.
X
4
Is able to express basic theories of mathematics properly and correctly both written and verbally
X
5
Recognizes the relationship between different areas of Mathematics and ties between Mathematics and other disciplines.
X
6
Expresses clearly the relationship between objects while constructing a model
X
7
Draws mathematical models such as formulas, graphs and tables and explains them
X
8
Is able to mathematically reorganize, analyze and model problems encountered.
X
9
Knows at least one computer programming language
10
Uses effective scientific methods and appropriate technologies to solve problems
11
Has sufficient knowledge of foreign language to be able to understand Mathematical concepts and communicate with other mathematicians
12
In addition to professional skills, the student improves his/her skills in other areas of his/her choice such as in scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields
13
Knows programming techniques and is able to write a computer program
14
Is able to do mathematics both individually and in a group.

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Scientific thinking. Review of the relevant pages from sources
2 Philosophy of science Review of the relevant pages from sources
3 Mathematical thinking Review of the relevant pages from sources
4 Science in Ancient Civilizations Review of the relevant pages from sources
5 Renaissance and Modern Science; Enlightenment and science; Review of the relevant pages from sources
6 Famous Mathematicians in ancient times Review of the relevant pages from sources
7 Famous Mathematicians in ancient times Review of the relevant pages from sources
8 Midterm exam Review of the topics discussed in the lecture notes and sources
9 Last 300 Years Lived Famous Mathematicians Review of the relevant pages from sources
10 Last 300 Years Lived Famous Mathematicians Review of the relevant pages from sources
11 Last 300 Years Lived Famous Mathematicians Review of the relevant pages from sources
12 Famous Women Mathematicians Review of the relevant pages from sources
13 Famous Women Mathematicians Review of the relevant pages from sources
14 History of geometry Review of the relevant pages from sources
15 History of algebra and analaysis. Review of the relevant pages from sources
16-17 Final Exam Review of the topics discussed in the lecture notes and sources

Recommended or Required Reading
TextbookMatematiksel Düşünme’, Cemal Yıldırım, Remzi Kitapevi
‘Bilimsel Düşünme Yöntemi’, Cemal Yıldırım, İmge Kitapevi
‘Bilim Tarihi’, Cemal Yıldırım, Remzi Kitapevi
“Büyük Matematikçiler”, Ioan James, İş Bankası Yayınları 2013.
Additional Resources