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MATH1006

Heart of Mathematics

The Heart of Mathematics
Wrestling with the infinite, tiling a floor, predicting the shape of space, imagining the fourth dimension, untangling knots, making pictures of chaos, conducting an election, cutting a cake fairly; all of these topics are part of the landscape of mathematics, although they are largely excluded from the calculus-centric way that the subject is traditionally presented. Following the acclaimed text, The Heart of Mathematics, by Ed Burger and Michael Starbird, we will dive headfirst into ideas that reveal the beauty and diverse character of pure mathematics, employing effective modes of reasoning that are useful far beyond the boundaries of the discipline.
Subject:
Mathematics
Department:
Mathematics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
DED WTR

Sections

Winter 2012

MATH1006A-W12 Lecture (Abbott)