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The 1804 examination for the chair of Elementary Mathematics at the University of Prague

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    0549143 - FLÚ 2022 RIV US eng J - Journal Article
    Fuentes Guillén, Elías - Crippa, Davide
    The 1804 examination for the chair of Elementary Mathematics at the University of Prague.
    Historia Mathematica. -, č. 57 (2021), s. 24-54. ISSN 0315-0860. E-ISSN 1090-249X
    R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GJ19-03125Y
    Institutional support: RVO:67985955
    Keywords : Bernard Bolzano * History of mathematics in the 18th century * History of mathematics in the 19th century * History of mathematics at the University of Prague * History of mathematics education * Mathematical examination
    OECD category: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology
    Impact factor: 0.306, year: 2021
    Method of publishing: Open access
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hm.2021.07.001

    In 1804 the chair of Elementary Mathematics at Prague University became vacant and a selection procedure, which consisted of a written and an oral examination, was announced. Only Bernard Bolzano and Ladislav Jandera took part in it. Jandera was appointed to the chair, whereas Bolzano became Professor of “Religious Doctrine”. In this paper we examine the context of this Concursprüfung, the performance of both candidates and the outcome, based on a number of related papers preserved at the Czech National Archives. In addition to this, we publish for the first time, albeit only in the online version of this paper, the transcription and English translation of Bolzano’s written examination.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0325158

     
     
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