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18.821 Project Laboratory in Mathematics

Prereq: Two mathematics subjects numbered 18.100 or above
U (Fall, Spring)
12 Units. Institute LAB

Guided research in mathematics, employing the scientific method. Students confront puzzling and complex mathematical situations, through the acquisition of data by computer, pencil and paper, or physical experimentation, and attempt to explain them mathematically. Students choose three projects from a large collection of options. Each project results in a laboratory report subject to revision; oral presentation on one or two projects. Projects drawn from many areas, including dynamical systems, number theory, algebra, fluid mechanics, asymptotic analysis, knot theory, and probability.Enrollment limited.

Fall: R. Bezrukavnikov
Spring: H. R. Miller

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Mathematics (Course 18)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below. Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects Science Requirement 6 Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1 Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17 Physical Education Requirement Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points. Departmental Program Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Aerospace Engineering (Course 16)

...041B , 16.001 , and 18.03 in the...J] , 16.622 , 16.821 , or 16.831...

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

...e.g., 18.06 Linear Algebra , 18.075...Laboratory Requirement. In 16.821 and 16.831...

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers training at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Its expertise covers a broad spectrum of fields ranging from the traditional areas of "pure" mathematics, such as analysis, algebra, geometry, and topology, to applied mathematics areas such as combinatorics, computational biology, fluid dynamics, theoretical computer science, and theoretical physics.