Technology and the History of Mathematics
November 6, 1999   2:00-2:45 pm
Martin Flashman
Department of Mathematics
Humboldt State University

Abstract: The author will present examples demonstrating how technology can be used to enhance a course in the history of mathematics.

  • General Comments.
  • Examples of Accessing Information
  • Web resources for biographies and personal information.
  • Web resources for content historical development.
  • Web resources for primary resources.
  • Euclid
  • Stevin
  • Abbott
  • Examples of Organizing Information
  • Lectures linked to resources.
  • Cardano's Solution of a Cubic (from Smith's Source Book).
  • Oresme's discussion of visualizing motion and acceleration.
  • Student presentation. The Archimedes project.
  • Examples of Comprehending Information