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Journal for History of Mathematics
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The Korean Society for History of Mathematics
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Volume 25, Issue 4 - Nov 2012
Volume 25, Issue 3 - Aug 2012
Volume 25, Issue 2 - May 2012
Volume 25, Issue 1 - Feb 2012
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Mathematics of Uncertainty: Probability and Possibility
Koh, Young-Mee ; Ree, Sang-Wook ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 1~13
Possibility theory is a kind of mathematics of uncertainty for handling incomplete information. In this paper, we discuss vagueness and randomness as some causes of uncertainty and we introduce the possibility theory as a way of dealing with uncertainty, comparing it with the probability theory.
Harriot's algebraic symbol and the roots of equation
Shin, Kyung-Hee ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 15~27
Thomas Harriot(1560-1621) introduced a simplified notation for algebra. His fundamental research on the theory of equations was far ahead of that time. He invented certain symbols which are used today. Harriot treated all answers to solve equations equally whether positive or negative, real or imaginary. He did outstanding work on the solution of equations, recognizing negative roots and complex roots in a way that makes his solutions look like a present day solution. Since he published no mathematical work in his lifetime, his achievements were not recognized in mathematical history and mathematics education. In this paper, by comparing his works with Viete and Descartes those are mathematicians in the same age, I show his achievements in mathematics.
A Postulate for Set Theory
Chung, Se-Hwa ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 29~43
In this paper, we survey the history of search for axiomatic set theory and show that
Mathematical models for population changes of two interacting species
Shim, Seong-A ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 45~56
Mathematical biology has been recognized its importance recently and widely studied in the fields of mathematics, biology, medical sciences, and immunology. Mathematical ecology is an academic field that studies how populations of biological species change as times flows at specific locations in their habitats. It was the earliest form of the research field of mathematical biology and has been providing its basis. This article deals with various form of interactions between two biological species in a common habitat. Mathematical models of predator-prey type, competitive type, and simbiotic type are investigated.
A mathematical principle in Mojing from ancient China
Jeon, Young-Ju ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 57~70
We will research the elementary formal logic and mathematical concept represented in Mojing, and focus on the ancient Chinese's mathematical principles implicit in Mojing. Moreover, the mathematical significance and values of Mojing are examined.
A study for Build the Concept Image about Natural Logarithm under GeoGebra Environment
Lee, Jeong-Gon ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 71~88
The purpose of this study is to find the way to build the concept image about natural logarithm and the method is using definite integral in calculus under GeoGebra environment. When the students approach to natural logarithm, need to use dynamic program about the definite integral in calculus. Visible reasoning process through using dynamic program(GeoGebra) is the most important part that make the concept image to students. Also, for understand mathematical concept to students, using GeoGebra environment in dynamic program is not only useful but helpful method of teaching and studying. In this article, about graph of natural logarithm using the definite integral, to explore process of understand and to find special feature under GeoGebra environment. And it was obtained from a survey of undergraduate students of mathmatics. Also, relate to this process, examine an aspect of students, how understand about connection between natural logarithm and the definite integral, definition of natural logarithm and mathematical link of e. As a result, we found that undergraduate students of mathmatics can understand clearly more about the graph of natural logarithm using the definite integral when using GeoGebra environment. Futhermore, in process of handling the dynamic program that provide opportunity that to observe and analysis about process for problem solving and real concept of mathematics.
A Study on Mathematics Pre-service Teachers' reflection in Microteaching
Shim, Sang-Kil ; Yun, Hye-Soon ;
Journal for History of Mathematics, volume 25, issue 1, 2012, Pages 89~105
This study analyzed the lesson analysis reports and survey of pre-service teachers who have practiced the microteaching in order to identify the reflection of mathematics pre-service teachers. The professors who are teaching pre-service teachers need to propose the examples of an instructional model that can induce the opened reaction and the effective usage of time through interesting topics. In addition, pre-service teachers who have practiced the first microteaching have shown a lot of reflection more than expected. Therefore, to improve the quality of lectures, it is important for pre-service teachers to have experiences of microteaching and reflection.