Calculation: a cultural and historical perspective

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When:
June 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – June 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
2014-06-27T18:00:00+00:00
2014-06-29T13:00:00+00:00
Where:
Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ
UK
Cost:
£240 plus travel/accomodation
Contact:
Institute of Continuing Education
01223 746262

This course will examine how the approach to numerical problems has altered over the last two millennia. We will study the way the calculations are set out and look at the ingenious mathematical techniques and devices used by different cultures to improve and speed up the process, from abacuses to mechanical calculators. See the website for full details.