MATH 389 - Explorations in Mathematics
Winter 2008, Section 001
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Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 215 and familiarity with Maple or other math modeling computer program.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is designed to show students how new mathematics is actually created: how to take a problem, make models and experiment with them, and search for underlying structure. The format involves limited formal lecturing, with much more laboratory work and student presentations of partial results and approaches. Problems for projects are drawn from a wide variety of mathematical areas, pure and applied. Problems are chosen on the basis of being accessible to undergraduates. Course Requirements: No exams. Grades will be based on quality of team projects and the accompanying written and oral reports, weighted approximately equally. Each group will be expected to complete three lab projects during the term. Intended Audience: Math and science students Class Format: Class will have 1 hour-long lecture per week. In addition there will be 3 hours per week of Lab work.


MATH 389 - Explorations in Mathematics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
1/3/08 - 4/15/08
002 (LAB)
 In Person
1/3/08 - 4/15/08

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