Courses of Study 2014-2015 
    
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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 1600 - Totally Awesome Mathematics


     
Spring. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: one semester calculus. (AP credit is sufficient.)

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Mathematics is a broad and varied field that extends far beyond calculus and the high school curriculum. This course will introduce exciting mathematical topics to stretch your imagination and give you a feel for the great variety of problems that mathematicians study. Each week a different lecturer will present a new topic and fun problems for discussion. Topics will vary from year to year, but may include the following: encryption and number theory, non-Euclidean geometry, knots and surfaces, combinatorics of polyhedra, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and signal processing, unsolvable problems and noncomputable functions, card shuffling and probability, symmetry and solutions of polynomial equations.



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