Math 190 A
Mathematics First-Year Seminar
Fall, 2016

Calendar

The calendar below represents a tentative schedule for the course. It will be updated as needed throughout the semester.

9/12 9/13 9/14
Organizational meeting
9/15 9/16




9/19 9/20 9/21
Fast math
Prof. Chris Moseley
9/22 9/23




9/26 9/27 9/28
Why is the number of spirals in a sunflower always a Fibonacci number?
Prof. Gerard Venema
9/29 9/30




10/3 10/4 10/5
No meeting today
Attend at least one of talks on Oct. 6 for the week's credit
10/6
The best jobs last century?—doctor and lawyer. The best jobs this century?—mathematician/STEM careers!
How mathematics is making Hollywood movies bette
both talks presented by Michael Dorff, of BYU
at 3:40 pm in SB 110
at 7:00 pm in Bytwerk Theater
10/7




10/10 10/11 10/12
Explorations in Topology
Prof. Jim Turner
10/13 10/14




10/17 10/18 10/19
Godel's Theorem
Prof. Mike Stob (tentative)
10/20 10/21




10/24 10/25 10/26
Academic advising day
No meeting
10/27 10/28




10/31 11/1 11/2
Writing integers as sums of consecutive positive integers
Prof. Gary Talsma
11/3 11/4




11/7 11/8 11/9
The mathematics of Escher's “Print Gallery
Prof. Mike Bolt
11/10 11/11




11/14 11/15 11/16
Knot Theory
Prof. Nathan Sunukjian
11/17 11/18




11/21 11/22 11/23
Thanksgiving break
No meeting
11/24 11/25




11/28 11/29 11/30
The Father of Statistics
Prof. John Ferdinands
12/1 12/2




12/5 12/6 12/7
Dropping HW scores
Prof. Thomas Scofield
12/8 12/9