Seminar za geometriju

Lokacija: 
PMF-Matematički odsjek
Vrijeme: 
Ponedjeljak, 25 Rujan, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

U ponedjeljak, 25.9.2017. s početkom u 10 sati održat će se seminar:

Norman J. Wildberger (School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney) - The world's first trigonometry: shape and number in Old Babylonian mathematics

Sažetak:
Plimpton 322 is a famous clay tablet from the time of Hammurabi around 1800 B.C.E. which contains implicitly 15 large Pythagorean triples. In recent work, Daniel Mansfield and N J Wildberger have shown that this is actually the world's first trigonometric table, and remarkably also the world's only exact one! To understand this, we must set aside our own modern orientations and delve into the Old Babylonian sexagesimal system and the role geometry had in their mathematics - and also in the adjacent Egyptian culture. As a reward, we get to see our own mathematical culture with fresh eyes, and meet exciting new possibilities for mathematics education!

Spomenuti rad dostupan je ovdje. O njemu su nedavno izvijestili New York Times, Science Magazine, The Guardian i neki drugi svjetski mediji.

Pozivam članove Seminara i sve ostale zainteresirane. Seminar se održava u predavaonici 201 na PMF-Matematičkom odsjeku. Skrećem pažnju da seminar počinje u 10 sati, umjesto u uobičajenom poslijepodnevnom terminu.

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