Revised: September, 2014
A course requiring written papers and oral presentations by students on historical and con- temporary topics from current mathematical literature. Prerequisite: Senior standing and MATH 250. Two semester hours.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
Martin Aigner, Günter M. Ziegler. Proofs from THE BOOK, Third Edition, Springer 2004
Grading procedures and factors influencing course grade are left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.
Attendance policy is left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.
Project 1: Students present a theorem from a previous course and write a paper about this theorem. (6 days)
Project 2: Students work in groups to present material from the textbook and write a paper about this topic. (8 days)
Project 3: Students each read a professional research paper or complete an undergraduate research project. Each student explores his or her topic in more depth, writes a major paper about the topic, and presents the material during seminar which is advertised to the department. (12 days)