# MAT194: Mathematics Seminar

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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. | 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. | ||

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

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

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

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+ | == 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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- | + | Future of Energy? | |

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+ | March 26-27. | ||

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+ | https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/the-enemy-of-my-enemy/ | ||

+ | https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/group-think/ | ||

+ | https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/visualizing-vastness/#more-134791 | ||

+ | https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/dangerous-intersection/#more-134448 | ||

[https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00304-8 AI maths whiz creates tough new problems for humans to solve]: Algorithm named after mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan suggests interesting formulae, some of which are difficult to prove true. | [https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00304-8 AI maths whiz creates tough new problems for humans to solve]: Algorithm named after mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan suggests interesting formulae, some of which are difficult to prove true. | ||

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+ | == Joe Root's superb 218 gives England commanding position against India == | ||

+ | [https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/feb/06/joe-root-superb-218-england-india-cricket-first-test Now suddenly on a hat-trick with Jack Leach the new man, Sharma underlined a regular feature of his side’s struggles over the course of two days as the klaxon that indicates a front-foot no-ball honked once more. Another has been the lack of maidens – just 22 among their 180 overs in the dirt – while further frustration followed when Dom Bess was lousily dropped by Rohit Sharma on 19 during an impish unbeaten 28 before the close.] | ||

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+ | Tardigrade circus and a tree of life — January’s best science images | ||

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+ | The month’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature’s photo team. | ||

+ | https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-021-00095-y/index.html | ||

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+ | = Appendices = | ||

- | = [[MAT194:Some Tips | MAT194 Editing tips]] = | + | == [[MAT194:Some Tips | MAT194 Editing tips]] == |

* Please add tips of your own. You might want to put in a list of responses: click the link above for how to make lists. | * Please add tips of your own. You might want to put in a list of responses: click the link above for how to make lists. | ||

* Add tips to that page, or specific help for this page. | * Add tips to that page, or specific help for this page. |

## Current revision

# Overview: Welcome to this virtual edition of the 2021 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.

# MAT194 Presentations, 2021

# 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

# Appendices

## MAT194 Editing tips

- Please add tips of your own. You might want to put in a list of responses: click the link above for how to make lists.
- Add tips to that page, or specific help for this page.