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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


MATH 56 Computational and Experimental Mathematics

Computations have always played a key role in mathematical progress both pure and applied: generating conjectures (e.g. distribution of prime numbers), and numerically solving models of the real world (e.g. climate change).  An exponential growth in computing power has made this game-changing.  This course surveys computational methods, algorithms, and  software environments that are an essential part of the modern mathematicians toolkit.  Possible topics include: the fast Fourier transform, visualization, computer assisted proofs, numerical integration, high-precision computing, computation combinatorics and number theory. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite

MATH 22 or MATH 24, COSC 1 or ENGS 20, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture

QDS

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Offered

19S: Arrange