Matheater Papers and Plays:
Can Machines Have a Soul? Alex
Everyday Experiments: What Time Travel Brings to Science Plays Annelise
Priority: A Tale of Calculust Andrew, Tom, John
Recognizing Prominence: A Creative Look at the Lives of Henry Gerber, Richard Grune, and Marsha P. Johnson Cassie
Human Logic: Fallacies and Cheaters Eric
Fractals and Drawing the Fern (notes) Kristen
Bright Laura H.
Breakdown Laura S.
Beautiful Minds: Creative Individuals in Fiction Lauren
Theater for the Emotions Leah
The Staging of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen Lizzie
Drawing of stage.
Bodies Matter: How the Turing Test is too Narrow. Lucy
The Importance of Science Plays to the Artistic, Scientific and General Community Robert
A Bit Rocky Thomas
Sex, Religion, and Genius: Snoo's Muse Wade
The Seafaring Life of Galileo Rachel
CHAOS STUDENTS LOOK HERE: Newton's Method Code for Mathematica.
Schedule for Fall Term '98:
Number Theory MWF 3a.
Office (CMC 225) hours are Monday and Wednesday 12:30-2:00, Tuesday 3-4, and by appointment.
Math 312--Number Theory Info:
Syllabus (dvi version).
Problems 1--29 (dvi version).
Problems 30--61 (dvi version).
Problems 62--90 (dvi version).
Problems 91--125 (dvi version).
Day 1 Blank Table (LaTeX version).
Day 1 Blank Table (dvi version).
Chapter 1--LaTeX file
Chapter 2--LaTeX file
These last two are daily notes samples, scribes please consult for style conventions.
Math 312--Our Book:
Table of the integers 1 through 400 with their prime factorizations, the sum of their divisors, expressed as sums of squares, and as sums of primes.
Chapter 1. Elementary facts about positive integers.
Chapter 2. The beginnings of divisibility (Other than "indivisibility," can you think of a word with more i's than this?) theory and some random interesting facts about triangular numbers, Pythagorean triangles, and perfect numbers.
Chapter 3. Mersenne and Fermat primes, nailing down the square triangles, counting primes, and considering polynomials that generate them.
Chapter 3.5 A characterization of all abundant numbers with fewer than four factors.
Chapter 4. Pythagorean triples, introduction to congruence, solving linear congruences and systems of them.
Chapter 5. The distribution of primes, Fermat's Little Theorem, and sundry other good stuff.
Chapter 6. The proof of the Chinese Remainder Theorem, Wilson's Theorem, multiplicative functions.
Chapter 7. Euler's phi function and Bertrand's Postulate.
Chapter 8. Some notes on the exam and primitive roots.
Chapter 9. Some elementary group theory, stuff about primitive roots, quadratic residues, and final exam topics.
Chapter 10. The Law of Quadratic Reciprocity and sums of two squares.