UGEB2460 - Appreciation of Mathematics - 2014/15

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General Information


  • Cheung Leungfu
    • Office: LSB 209
    • Tel: 39437961
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • S.H. Cheng
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tu 2:30PM - 5:15PM; Y.C. Liang Hall 101
  • Tutorial: Part of each lecture will be devoted to tutorials

Course Description

This course aims at providing students with an overview of mathematics, in all its various manifestations and from antiquity to the present. We will put focus on (i) history, (ii) philosophical origin and development of ideas, as well as (iii) the influence of mathematics on culture.

Students will be given various articles to read, to comment on, and to think about. It will be non-technical, but still needs active "thinking" from the part of the participants.

Lecture Notes

Assessment Scheme

Homework assignments  20%
Mid-term persentation 30%
Final Exam 50%

Honesty in Academic Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:

and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.

Last updated: April 24, 2015 20:40:50