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Journal for History of Mathematics
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Volume 22, Issue 4 - Nov 2009
Volume 22, Issue 3 - Aug 2009
Volume 22, Issue 2 - May 2009
Volume 22, Issue 1 - Feb 2009
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Chosun Mathematics Book Suan Xue Qi Meng Ju Hae
Hong, Sung-Sa ; Hong, Young-Hee ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 1~12
Zhu Shi Jie's Suan Xue Qi Meng is one of the most important books which gave a great influence to the development of Chosun Mathematics. Investigating San Hak Gye Mong Ju Hae(算學啓蒙註解) published in the middle of the 19th century, we study the development of Chosun Mathematics in the century. The author studied western mathematics together with theory of equations in Gu Il Jib (九一集) written by Hong Jung Ha(洪正夏) and then wrote the commentary, which built up a foundation on the development of Algebra of Chosun in the century.
Cartan and the Riemannian Geometry of 20th Century
Kim, Young-Wook ; Yuzi Jin ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 13~26
Elie Cartan is one of the mathematicians whose works marked the development of geometry and algebra of 20th century. We illuminate his mathematical contributions which is familiar to the experts but is alien to most of the mathematicians in general. Also we elucidate some of his influences.
Contribution of Oswald Veblen to AMS and its meaning in Korea
Lee, Sang-Gu ; Ham, Yoon-Mee ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 27~52
This article discusses the contributions of the leader Oswald Veblen, who was the president of AMS during 1923-1924. In 2006, Korea ranked 12th in SCIE publications in mathematics, more than doubling its publications in less than 10 years, a successful model for a country with relatively short history of modern mathematical research. Now there are 192 four-year universities in Korea. Some 42 of these universities have Ph.D. granting graduate programs in mathematics and/or mathematical education in Korea. Rapid growth is observed over a broad spectrum including a phenomenal performance surge in International Mathematical Olympiad. Western mathematics was first introduced in Korea in the 17th century, but real significant mathematical contributions by Korean mathematicians in modern mathematics were not much known yet to the world. Surprisingly there is no Korean mathematician who could be found in MaC Tutor History Birthplace Map. We are at the time, to have a clear vision and leadership for the 21st century. Even with the above achievement, Korean mathematical community has had obstacles in funding. Many people thinks that mathematical research can be done without funding rather unlike other science subjects, even though they agree fundamental mathematical research is very important. We found that the experience of early American mathematical community can help us to give a vision and role model for Korean mathematical community. When we read the AMS Notice article 'The Vision, Insight, and Influence of Oswald Veblen' by Steve Batterson, it answers many of our questions on the development of American mathematics in early 20th century. We would like to share the story and analyze its meaning for the development of Korean Mathematics of 21st century.
Mathematical Infinite Concepts in Arts
Kye, Young-Hee ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 53~68
From ancient Greek times, the infinite concepts had debated, and then they had been influenced by Hebrew's tradition Kabbalab. Next, those infinite thoughts had been developed by Roman Catholic theologists in the medieval ages. After Renaissance movement, the mathematical infinite thoughts had been described by the vanishing point in Renaissance paintings. In the end of 1800s, the infinite thoughts had been concreted by Cantor such as Set Theory. At that time, the set theoretical trend had been appeared by pointillism of Seurat and Signac. After 20 century, mathematician
band> which dimension was more 3-dimensional space. While mathematicians were pursuing about infinite dimensional space, artists invented new paradigm, surrealism. That was not real world's images. So, it is called by surrealism. In contemporary arts, a lot of artists has made their works by mathematical material such as Mo?bius band, non-Euclidean space, hypercube, and so on.
A Curriculum Analysis with respect to Computer programming
Lee, Seung-Woo ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 69~80
The computer programming is a useful tool to cultivate the logical thinking and encourage the problem solving competence. With the purpose of specifying the computer programming, this study mainly concerns with what the computer programming is in the Math/Stat education, and the role of the computer programming when it regards the problem solving procedure. This provides the possibility of Math/Stat major to be specified with the connection of IT related courses, and eventually the specified Math/Stat major enables more qualified graduates to be educated.
A Study on the Characteristics of the 8th grade Textbooks about Probability
Byun, Hee-Hyun ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 81~98
Probability plays a very important role in modern society as an essential tool for solving various kinds of problems from our real life or scientific province. However, most of precedent studies on probability pointed out that many students had difficulties in understanding the nature of it, and that probability teaching method in the classroom is easily led only to calculation system, which is isolated from practical applications. In this paper, I make a close study further onto these themes, by analyzing the 8th grade textbooks through these following questions; how do the textbooks deal with calculation of probability that certain two events occur at the same time? On the practical basis, how do they make use of probability as a problem-solving instrument in both actual life and scientific fields? After these, I try to extract some features and issues of probability teaching method in current Korean textbooks.
A Study on the Errors Related with Constructing Regular Polygons in 'Method of Ruler and Compass'
Han, In-Ki ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 99~116
In this paper we study errors related with constructing regular polygons in the book 'Method of Ruler and Compass' written three hundreds years ago. It is well known that regular heptagon and regular nonagon are not constructible using compass and ruler. But in this book construction methods of these regular polygons is suggested. We show that the construction methods are incorrect, it include some errors.
A Study on Application of Mathematics History of Chosun Dynasty to a Quadratic Equation of Middle School
Shim, Sang-Kil ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 22, issue 2, 2009, Pages 117~130
This study shows how to use effectively construction and solution of the quadratic equation developed by mathematicians such as Gyung Sun-jing, Hong Jung-ha, Hong Dae-yong, Lee Sang-hyuk, and Nam Byung-gil through mathematics history of Chosun Dynasty. Mathematics history of Chosun Dynasty can be used in order to enhance comprehension and increase interest in an introduction to the quadratic equation. It also can be used to help motivate middle school students to solve the quadratic equation with much interest during the development phase, and develope conceptual thinking and reflective thinking in the practical phase.