104.494 History of Mathematics Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to give an insight into the historical development of central concepts in mathematics, especially by recognizing the difficulties which lead to more precise definitions.


Subject of course

0    A short overview: civilisations and epochs

1    Egypts and Babylonians

2    Greek Antiquity

3    History of algebra

4    History of infinitesimal calculus

5    Development of the function concept

6    A short history of probability

7    Contemporary mathematics: unsolved and recently solved mathematical problems

8    History of mathematics in Austria and famous Austrian mathematicians

Teaching methods

Lecture including discussion. A script (in German) exists which covers the whole lecture.

See homepage:   http://www.algebra.tuwien.ac.at/kronfellner/

Mode of examination


Additional information

A script will be provided in the web:




Examination modalities

Oral exam: all questions will be published together with the script in the web. The student will draw three questions by chance at the beginning of the oral exam. So no question is surprising, every question resp. answer can be prepared. 

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
406 Subject: Mathematics Not specified
860 FW Elective Courses - Technical Mathematics Elective


A script will be provided for ffree in the web:


Previous knowledge

Nothing (school mathematics)