# Category: Mathematics

• ## Introduction to quiver representations

Reading material on cut and paste techniques, Euler characteristic, classification of surfaces, and Heegaard splittings

• ## Surfaces and Three-Dimensional Manifolds

Reading material on cut and paste techniques, Euler characteristic, classification of surfaces, and Heegaard splittings

• ## Game Theory and Mathematical Economics

This mentored reading course is intended to provide an introduction to game theory and mathematical economics. This course would be a good fit for both undergraduate and master’s level students in mathematics/statistics who are interested in learning more about how mathematics and statistics are used in economics and related social sciences.

• ## Topology Now!

A friendly introduction to low-dimensional topology: knots, surfaces, three-dimensional manifolds, the fundamental group, and point-set topology. Cultivate the intuitive ideas of continuity, convergence, and connectedness and get familiar with knot theory, the topology of surfaces and three-dimensional manifolds, and elementary homotopy theory.

• ## The Unified Transform Method for solving partial differential equations

Fokas at Cambridge discovered the unified transform method (UTM) for solving initial-boundary value problems. The method is more general than the traditional classical methods of Fourier and Laplace, and not more complicated to use. We will discuss the method, applying it to a variety of problems, including some that cannot be solved using the classical…

• ## Topics in Number Theory

I’ll assign readings that include examples as well as concepts and ask the students to supply proofs, for instance to find proofs by induction of the formula for the sum of the first n squares, or for Fibonacci numbers in terms of the n-th power of a matrix. I’ll have them study concrete number theory…

• ## Dynamics Done with Your Bare Hands

Exploring the basics of some important examples of dynamical systems, following the book “Dynamics Done with your Bare Hands”