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MTH213 Experimental Mathematics Introduction Goals of the Course • Introduction to high level programming language (Python) and extensive math libraries (Sage): easy to learn and powerful example of a modern computer algebra system (CAS) • Review of and extensive hands-on experience on fundamental topics studied in Year 1: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Maths, and beyond • Develop both mathematical understanding/intuition and IT skills; specifically, an ability to test mathematical hypotheses on a CAS • see tools mathematicians are using "in the trenches" Instructors / Tutors Instructors: Dmitrii Pasechnik, Bernhard Schmidt Tutors: Keshav Rao Kini, Punarbasu Purkayastha, Radoslav Kirov, Wei Lei, Yair Zick Lectures / Tutorials • All lectures and tutorials are interactive lab sessions • The sessions will be conducted using a webbased system known as Sage Notebook, a part of Sage computer algebra system. • Lab servers will be available for out of class work, (almost) 7/24. Exams • Solutions to be submitted on paper (for both midterm and final exam) • For midterm, but not for final exam, computers will be used Grading policy Attendance 9% Homework 10% Quizzes 15% Midterm Exam 15% Final Exam 51% Attendance of all lectures and tutorials is compulsory. Maximum score for attendance is 9 points. 1 point will be deducted for each session missed. Schedule Week Dates Agenda 1 11/8 - 12/8 Introduction to Python/Sage 2 18/8 – 19/8 Introduction to Python/Sage 3 25/8 – 26/8 Linear Algebra with Sage 4 1/9 – 2/9 Linear Algebra with Sage 5 8/9 – 9/9 Linear Algebra with Sage 6 15/9 – 16/9 Calculus with Sage 7 24/9 – 25/9 Calculus with Sage 8 6/10 – 7/10 Midterm Exam 6/10 during lecture 9 13/10 - 14/10 Calculus with Sage 10 20/10 - 21/10 Calculus with Sage 11 27/10 - 28/10 Group Theory with Sage 12 3/11 – 4/11 Discrete Math with Sage 13 10/11 – 11/11 Discrete Math, Review Course Material • All course material available in edventure (lecture presentation, Sage worksheets, solutions), and on the lab servers • No textbook Contact info and communication 1. Email 2. Forum (edventure) 3. Office hours 4. More options to be discussed (especially for the e-learning week) More details can be found here