Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar: Reading, presentation, and discussion of mathematical topics.
This one-credit honors-level seminar is designed for first- and second-year students who are considering studies in advanced mathematics. There is also a Junior-Senior Honors Seminar. These seminars satisfy requirements of the Honors Track in Mathematics.
The First and Second Year Honors Seminar provides a glimpse into the world of mathematics that lies beyond elementary calculus. It aims to be informal, lively, and challenging.
There are no problem sets or exams in the course. Students are expected to participate actively by making presentations in the seminar, collaborating with other students in preparing talks, and contributing to discussions. Occasionally, we have guest speakers (professors and graduate students).
Admission to the First and Second Year Honors Seminar is by special permission. To apply, use the online special permission form for honors courses.
Questions may be addressed to Professor Chris Woodward and Michael Beals (Honors Committee chair).
Textbook and Syllabus
The Spring 2020 version of this course will be on Discrete Geometry, with topics take from, for example, the first part of Pak's book.
The textbook for Spring 2019 was ``Conjecture and Proof" by Miklós Laczkovics,https://www.amazon.com/Conjecture-Proof-Classroom-Resource-Materials/dp/0883857227
This seminar satisfies an honors track requirement.
This course is offered each Spring Semester.
Information will be available during the registration period, through the Honors Committee or the Undergraduate Office.