Topics Courses

In addition to those courses that are taught on a recurring basis, our curriculum each year also includes classes which are taught only occasionally.  This allows faculty the flexibility to present a broad cross-section of mathematical content to our students.  Often (but not always) these courses are taught either as Math 249 or Math 349.  In recent years, our topics courses have included

  • Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (Spring 2014)
  • Optimization (Fall 2013, Spring 2012)
  • Numerical Analysis (Spring 2013)
  • Groups and Representations (Spring 2013)
  • Algebraic Geometry (Fall 2012)
  • Introduction to Cryptography (Fall 2011)
  • Knot Theory (Spring 2011)
  • Algebraic Number Theory (Fall 2010)
  • Differential Geometry (Fall 2009)

Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov 10

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Snow Zhang giving a presentation called "The Diagonalization Theorem and Undecidability."  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

Wednesday, Nov 12

The math department hosts its next colloquium, where the speak is Cornelia Van Cott from the University of San Francisco.  Her talk is "Sometimes Pi equals 4."  We will serve refreshments in 362 from 3:45 to 4:15, then move to room 396 for the talk at 4:15.  

Monday, Nov 17

The weekly student seminar meets today, with Lulu Ye giving a presentation.  We will meet in SCI362 at 12:25 for lunch, and then move to SCI364 for the talk around 12:40.

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