Mar 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

MAT 317-01 - Advanced Topics in Analysis: Experimental Analysis

4 credits (Fall)
The pure mathematician has traditionally solved problems by “paper and pencil.” While the use of computers has changed our world in many respects, this has not (with few exceptions) come back to  help mathematicians in their research. This course will show how computers can be used to study problems connected to analysis, including problems with integrals, infinite series, difference equations, chaos theory, and root finding. The common thread is using the computer for discovery; symbolic, numerical and visual. Students will master a computer algebra system, learn some recently developed algorithmic tools, and work on a research project. Previous experience with a computer algebra system is not required.

Prerequisite: MAT 316 .
Instructor: Chamberland