Mathematics 335, Section 201

Introduction to Mathematics

Department of MathematicsUndergraduate Math coursesUniversity of British Columbia

Prerequisites: We shall explore some of the most beautiful ideas in mathematics, including those of numbers, infinity, geometry and fractals. Little mathematics background beyond high school mathematics is assumed and the course is for the most part self contained. However, students should expect to face some sophisticated mathematical ideas.


Instructor

John MacDonald

 E-mail    mailto: johnm@math.ubc.ca 
 Office  Math Annex 1216
 Phone  604 822-5004
 Home page  http://www.math.ubc.ca/~johnm/

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I will post all handouts, problem sets, final grades, etc. on the web here.


Topics

  1. Fun and Games
  2. Number Contemplation
  3. Infinity
  4. Geometric Gems
  5. Contortions of Space
  6. Chaos and Fractals
  7. Further Topics

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