Walker 5113

W 4-5, Spring 2012

Course outline for Spring 2012.

You have an assignment.

**Note**: there is now an
LMS page
for this course,
which contains some handouts.

- An article about cracking lottery scratch games.
- Chance News.
- Professor Lim discussed some ideas in social networks, in the class on February 29.
- Some other ideas: chaos theory, fractals, game theory (including the prisoners' dilemma), the history of math. You can research all of these online.
- Computational simulations (for example, the behaviour of a double pendulum).
- The textbook also has plenty of topics, and you could present something from there.

- Some information about the math of operations research concentration. (pdf file)
- Fibonacci numbers
- The Euclidean Algorithm (slides)
- Winning the Euclidean game
- Euler's ϕ-function

- The Math Sciences department page for undergraduates. This includes information on the curriculum, dual majors, and the mathematical sciences club, and other links.
- The RPI catalog gives information on detailed requirements for dual majors and plenty of other information, including academic regulations. The page listing departments and degree programs is here.
- A handout from Bram Van Heuveln on the cognitive science major can be found on the course LMS page.

- MathWorld
- The San Francisco Exploratorium's list of cool mathematics sites.
- The Math Forum includes pages on famous historical mathematical problems and also Ask Dr. Math, which contains questions and answers on a number of issues.
- Nick Sloane's online encyclopedia of sequences.

Chjan Lim's homepage. John Mitchell's homepage.