This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...
Study of the development of some specific sciences (Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography, Astronomy, Medicine, etc.) in Ancient Egypt, Babylonian and Greco-Roman civilisations.
At the end of this course of lectures, the student must understand how the modern concept of science was made up from the Egyptian, Babylonian and Ancient Greek civilisations.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
In a diachronic way, from the Early Antiquity to the 4th century AD, we will examine the developments of the exact (Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy) and natural (Medicine) sciences, more particularly trough the study of technical topics and cases (Euclidean geometry, Antikythera mechanism, astronomical system of Ptolemy, calendars, etc.).
Lectures with demonstrations of the more technical topics.
Materials : students' handwritten notes and documents available on iCampus.