Math 4800


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Math 4800As of Fall 2013 this webpage is no longer being updated. For up to date information on our REU program, please visit this link. Fall 2013 Math 4800Inquiry Into Mathematics, Instructor: Steffen Marcus (time and location TBA)Description:This course gives a problembased introduction to the methods of mathematical research with a focus on topics within discrete mathematics, algebra, and geometry. Through a combination of lectures, problemsessions and projects we will take a look at various examples of how mathematical theory can build from asking simple questions and generalizing. Topics will vary from week to week. A small sampling includes: special numbers, the map colour problem, incompleteness, projective geometry... Past Math 4800 (formerly Math 4950)Spring 2013: Polynomials, Instructor: Aaron BertramDescription: This course will be a mixture of algebraic geometry, number theory and some topics of a contemporary nature. It is about polynomials in one and several variables: their algebraic properties, the geometry of their real, complex and tropical solution sets, and the number theory of their rational and integer solution sets. Polynomials have fascinated mathematicians for thousands of years, and yet most people probably can't say a single intelligent thing about them. You will have lots to say after taking this course. Fall 2012: The Mathematics of Disease Instructor: Fred Adler Fall 2011: Introdution to Tropical Geometry Instructor: Tommaso de Fernex Fall 2010: To A_D_E and Beyond; Dynkin Diagram and Classifications Instructor: Aaron Bertram Spring 2010: Symmetry & Goups Instructor: Sarah Kitchen Fall 2009: Metamaterials and cloaking theory Instructor: Daniel Onofrei Spring 2009: Graph Theory Instructor: William Malone Fall 2008: Random Walk: Modeling, Theory, and Applications Instructor: Firas RassoulAgha Spring 2008: Knot Theory Instructor: Dan Margalit Fall 2007: Metric Spaces, The Contraction Mapping Principle, Fractals & Other Applications Instructor: Klaus Schmitt Spring 2007: Fractals Instructor: Elena Cherkaev Fall 2006: Topics in Mathematical Finance Instructor: Jingyi Zhu 
