# MAT194: Mathematics Seminar

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Your job is to play around with the questions, and think about what others are saying. You should try to answer all of the question -- just chip in a little here and there. '''It should be a conversation, and not a monologue.''' So if you've been contributing a lot, sit back and let some other folks chime in -- and listen! Ask each other questions -- challenge each other. But let's see what we can do -- together. | Your job is to play around with the questions, and think about what others are saying. You should try to answer all of the question -- just chip in a little here and there. '''It should be a conversation, and not a monologue.''' So if you've been contributing a lot, sit back and let some other folks chime in -- and listen! Ask each other questions -- challenge each other. But let's see what we can do -- together. | ||

- | == Topic #1: [[A Mathematician's Lament, By Paul Lockhart]] == | + | == Topics == |

- | == Topic #2: [[The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance]] == | + | |

- | == Topic #3: [[Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math]] == | + | === Topic #1: [[A Mathematician's Lament, By Paul Lockhart]] == |

- | == Topic #4: [[How to Equitably Distribute the Covid Vaccine]] == | + | === Topic #2: [[The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance]] == |

- | == Topic #5: [[What a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini tells us about the disturbing future of AI]] == | + | === Topic #3: [[Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math]] == |

- | == Topic #6: [[Beautiful Mathematics/Beautiful Mathematicians]] == | + | === Topic #4: [[How to Equitably Distribute the Covid Vaccine]] == |

- | == Topic #7: [[The Power of Simple Representations]] == | + | === Topic #5: [[What a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini tells us about the disturbing future of AI]] == |

- | == Topic #8: [[Iconoclastic (Snarky) Math -- Vi Hart]] == | + | === Topic #6: [[Beautiful Mathematics/Beautiful Mathematicians]] == |

- | == Topic #9 [[Visualizing Vastness, and Other Tales -- Steven Strogatz]] == | + | === Topic #7: [[The Power of Simple Representations]] == |

+ | === Topic #8: [[Iconoclastic (Snarky) Math -- Vi Hart]] == | ||

+ | === Topic #9 [[Visualizing Vastness, and Other Tales -- Steven Strogatz]] == | ||

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## Revision as of 05:31, 21 April 2021

# MAT194: Mathematics Seminar (Spring 2021)

## Overview

### Welcome to this virtual edition of a seminar!

That's an odd concept, especially asynchronously.... So we're going to be using this Wiki to create a class "discussion", if you will, about a variety of topics in mathematics. The emphasis here will be on studying a number of (what I hope are really) interesting topics in Mathematics, many of which we don't encounter in the standard math major's curriculum. That's a pity, and one of the reasons why I'm including them here, for us.

### Each topic will have its own page.

Each of you is expected to make some contributions to each project page. The cool thing about a wiki is that many people can collaborate to create the final product. There is also a history, which shows exactly who made each change -- so take care! Big Brother is watching...:) Hopefully Big Brother will be impressed, amused, and otherwise enjoy watching, however. If you've never used a wiki, have no fear -- it's easy, and, like lots of things, the best way to learn is by doing. So let's go!

### Generally each topic will feature a series of questions.

Your job is to play around with the questions, and think about what others are saying. You should try to answer all of the question -- just chip in a little here and there. **It should be a conversation, and not a monologue.** So if you've been contributing a lot, sit back and let some other folks chime in -- and listen! Ask each other questions -- challenge each other. But let's see what we can do -- together.

## Topics

## = Topic #1: A Mathematician's Lament, By Paul Lockhart

## = Topic #2: The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

## = Topic #3: Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

## = Topic #4: How to Equitably Distribute the Covid Vaccine

## = Topic #5: What a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a bikini tells us about the disturbing future of AI

## = Topic #6: Beautiful Mathematics/Beautiful Mathematicians

## = Topic #7: The Power of Simple Representations

## = Topic #8: Iconoclastic (Snarky) Math -- Vi Hart

## = Topic #9 Visualizing Vastness, and Other Tales -- Steven Strogatz

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