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Students will learn new mathematics in the context of computer-based exposition, experimentation, and interaction. They will gain proficiency with Sage, GAP, Macaulay2, or Mathematica, and possibly one of the more-specialized systems SnapPea, kenzo, magma, MATLAB, Perseus, coq, etc. Individuals and teams will build interactive demonstrations of mathematical theorems, which will then be appreciated by the instructor and the rest of the class. No prior programming experience is expected.
Format: lecture; Class will be held online, but there will be recorded components, asynchronous interactive components, and outside-of-class small-group online meetings.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
exams, homework, projects
Math 355 or permission of instructor
Mathematical programming requires complete synthesis of abstract concepts to produce computer code, which is necessarily formal.