Title: Computer-Assisted Mathematical Problem Solving

Description: Exploration of the use of the computer as a tool to gain insight into complex mathematical problems through a project-oriented approach. Students learn both the relevant mathematical concepts and ways that the computer can be used (and sometimes misused) to understand them. The particular problems may vary by semester; past topics have included cryptography, fractals and recursion, modeling the flight of a glider, curve fitting, the Brachistochrone, and computer graphics. No previous experience with computers is required.

Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 203 or 205 or 307 or AMS 261


Credits: 3

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