MDG21 History of Geometry

Faculty of Science
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. RNDr. Josef Janyška, DSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Josef Janyška, DSc.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MDG21/01: Thu 8:00–9:50 M5,01013, J. Janyška
The knowlidge of all methods of descriptive geometry is supposed.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is an overview of the historical development of individual parts of geometry.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- to understand the historical background of the formation and development of particular geometric disciplines.
  • 1. Grecian geometric school.
  • 2. Elementa of Euklid.
  • 3. Descriptive Geometry by G. Monge.
  • 4. Geometry and art; linear perspective.
  • 5. Czech geometric school.
    recommended literature
  • EUKLEIDÉS. Základy. Edited by Petr Vopěnka, Translated by František Servít. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2011. 152 s. ISBN 9788026100232. info
  • MONGE, Gaspard. Géométrie descriptive. Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, éditeurs, 1922. 138 s. info
  • KADEŘÁVEK, František. Úvod do dějin rýsování a zobrazovacích nauk. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1954. 49 s. info
  • FOLTA, Jaroslav. Česká geometrická škola : historická analýza. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1982. 90 s. info
Teaching methods
Seminar. Presentation of seminar projects.
Assessment methods
Presentation of the seminar project and quality of the written version of the project is evalueted.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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