Spring 2014 not offered
This course is intended for students who enjoy both mathematics and reading. The student will be introduced to a sampling of mathematical ideas and techniques from such areas as number theory, logic, probability, statistics, and game theory. The class will move back and forth between between lectures/problem sets and reading/discussion. Readings will include print media and mathematical blogs, survey articles for the mathematically literate public, and fiction about mathematics and mathematicians.
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Assignments will focus on two processes: doing mathematics and writing about mathematics. Students will also give presentations and provide critiques of others' presentations. Attendance will be required.
The level of difficulty of the mathematics will be comparable to that of standard first and second year courses in the calculus sequence. However, the subject matter is different. MATH163 does NOT satisfy any prerequisite for students planning to major in the physical sciences, and it does NOT meet the calculus expectations for students planning a career in medicine.
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