Seminar za geometriju

PMF Matematički odsjek
25.09.2017 - 10:00 - 11:30

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

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.

Vedran Krčadinac

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