Recent Changes for "Mathematics" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/MathematicsRecent Changes of the page "Mathematics" on Davis Wiki.en-usMathematicshttp://daviswiki.org/Mathematics2013-06-17 16:16:23SamSampson <div id="content" class="wikipage content">
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<span>-</span> '''25 - Advanced Calculus'''. A course that gives the fundamentals necessary for Real Analysis. Topics cover: sets, induction, infimum, supremum, sequences, series, proof writing, and some more properties of real numbers. This is a proof oriented class, that leads into upper division math.
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<span>+</span> '''25 - Advanced Calculus'''. A course that gives the fundamentals necessary for Real Analysis. Topics cover: sets, induction, infimum, supremum, sequences, series, proof writing, and some more properties of real numbers. This is a proof oriented class, that leads into upper division math.<span> (replaced course 127A as of F2006)</span>
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<span>-</span> '''168 - <span>Mathematical Programming</span>'''. The first half of the course covers the simplex method and its applications. After that, interior-point methods are offered as an alternative or improvement for solving linear problems, and the last few weeks are spent on network flow problems, solved using network simplex methods. There are two programs assigned during the course, made easier by the fact that much of the necessary code is supplied by the textbook's author.
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<span>+</span> '''168 - <span>Optimization</span>'''. The first half of the course covers the simplex method and its applications. After that, interior-point methods are offered as an alternative or improvement for solving linear problems, and the last few weeks are spent on network flow problems, solved using network simplex methods. There are two programs assigned during the course, made easier by the fact that much of the necessary code is supplied by the textbook's author.
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<span>+ '''Economics 122 - Game Theory''. This course focuses on the basics of game theory. Around a third of the class is devoted to nash equilibrium, another third about subgame perfect nash equilibrium and the final third is about incomplete information games. Economics 100 is listed as a prerequisite, although anyone with a background in mathematics (21 series) can do well in the course. If you have taken MAT 168, this course is an application of the material learned in 168, but extremely lay-man.</span>
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<span>- '''Abigail Thompson''' -- ["Math 127B"], [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~thompson]</span>
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<span>+ '''Jesus De Loera''' -- ["Math 145"], ["Math 165"], ["Math 168"] [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~deloera]<br>
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+ * One of the best professors I have ever had. Very enthusiastic and passionate about mathematics and especially so in his research areas. At first, I thought he was really intimidating, but as time has passed, he's actually one of the most personable faculty in the mathematics department. ["Users/SachinSalgaonkar"]<br>
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Mathematicshttp://daviswiki.org/Mathematics2012-12-13 16:30:05MarianneWaageAdded official Facebook page, comment on 22A <div id="content" class="wikipage content">
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<span>+</span> * When I took the course last quarter (W2012), the course ended at sums of expectations. Moment-generating functions, bounds such as the Markov and Chebyshev Inequalities, were all reserved for 135B<span>. </span>["Users/SachinSalgaonkar"]
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<span>-</span> '''23 - Introduction to Numerology'''. Covers the early history of numerology, the basics of theoretical numerology, and a few important applications. Sometimes ["Users/BarnabasTruman"] is the [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~phoenix/index23.html TA] for this class. Offered whenever the year in the [wiki:wikipedia:"Discordian calendar" Erisian reckoning of time] doesn't relate to the [wiki:wikipedia:"Discordianism#The_Law_of_Fives" number five] in any way whatsoever.
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<span>+</span> '''23 - Introduction to Numerology'''. Covers the early history of numerology, the basics of theoretical numerology, and a few important applications. Sometimes ["Users/BarnabasTruman"] is the [http://w<span>eb.archive.org/web/20080103181154/http://w</span>ww.math.ucdavis.edu/~phoenix/index23.html TA] for this class. Offered whenever the year in the [wiki:wikipedia:"Discordian calendar" Erisian reckoning of time] doesn't relate to the [wiki:wikipedia:"Discordianism#The_Law_of_Fives" number five] in any way whatsoever.
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<span>- * Concurrent enrollment in Engineering 6 does not excuse you from the MATLAB requirement; you will need to take 22AL too. Why they do that is a mystery. --["Users/HarrisonM"]</span>
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<span>+ * Concurrent enrollment in Engineering 6 does not excuse you from the MATLAB requirement; you will need to take 22AL too. Why they do that is a mystery. --["Users/HarrisonM"]<br>
+ * But if you already have taken ENG 6, you are excused from 22AL. Or if you already have knowledge of MATLAB. Here is the [http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/UCDWebCatalog/programs/MAT/MATcourses.html course description] from the catalog:<br>
+ {{{22A. Linear Algebra (3)<br>
+ Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: nine units of college mathematics and Engineering 6 or knowledge of Matlab<br>
+ or course 22AL (to be taken concurrently). Matrices and linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues,<br>
+ eigenvectors, diagonalization, factorization.<br>
+ Not open for credit to students who have completed course 67.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)}}}</span>
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Mathematicshttp://daviswiki.org/Mathematics2012-04-18 12:50:57SachinSalgaonkarCommenting on MAT 135A's material <div id="content" class="wikipage content">
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<span>- '''201ABC - Analysis'''. Roughly a continuation of 127 series. Taught by different professors from year to year, and sometimes from quarter to quarter. In 2004-2005, the courses covered most of chapters 1-11 in the textbook, [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~hunter/book/pdfbook.html Applied Analysis], written by Professors Hunter and Nachtergaele and available for free on the web.<br>
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<span>+ '''201ABC - Analysis'''. Standard first-year graduate analysis. Taught by different professors from year to year, and sometimes from quarter to quarter. The courses normally cover most of chapters 1-11 in the textbook, [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~hunter/book/pdfbook.html Applied Analysis], written by Professors Hunter and Nachtergaele and available for free on the web, as well as lecture notes on Differential Analysis. Lieb and Loss is normally assigned but little used in practice.<br>
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<span>-</span> The UCD '''Mathematics''' Department is located in the newly-completed ["Mathematical Sciences Building"]. The department is headed by Chairperson [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~<span>bxn/ Bruno Nachtergaele</span>]. The Chair of the [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/grad/ggam Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics (GGAM)] is [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ Naoki Saito]. The official office for departmental matters is ["Mathematical Sciences Building" MSB] 1130.<br>
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<span>-</span> The department has been, and continues to be, home to many brilliant researchers. For a number of years [http://www.math.cornell.edu/People/Faculty/thurston.html Bill Thurston], Fields Medalist c/o his [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ThurstonsGeometrizationConjecture.html Geometrization Conjecture], was a member of the faculty. Mikhail Khovanov was in the department when he developed the famous [wiki:WikiPedia:Khovanov_homology homology theory] that bears his name. ["Wayne Rosing"] is a senior fellow involved with the [http://www.lsst.org/ Large Synoptic Survey Telescope]. Roger Wets, a professor in the department, is a managing editor of the [http://www.heldermann.de/JCA/jcacover.htm Journal of Convex Analysis]. A ["Mathematics ArXiv front"] and the ["Journal of Mathematical Physics"] are also run from within the department.
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<span>+</span> The UCD '''Mathematics''' Department is located in the newly-completed ["Mathematical Sciences Building"]. The department is headed by Chairperson [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~<span>hass/ Joel Hass</span>]. The Chair of the [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/grad/ggam Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics (GGAM)] is [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ Naoki Saito]. The official office for departmental matters is ["Mathematical Sciences Building" MSB] 1130.<span> The staff are extremely helpful.</span><br>
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<span>-</span> '''67 - <span>A</span>d<span>va</span>n<span>ced</span> Linear Algebra'''. Similar to 22a but more theory oriented. Expect to see plenty of proofs on your tests, as this class is meant to lead into upper division mathematics
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<span>-</span> *this is by far the highlight of the two part series. A lot of what you learn in 119A is applied to more interesting systems. Maps are introduced and explored. This class tends to be small and hence it is often more project/exploratory oriented. If you are an applied math major this may be one of the more important classes you take, because if you get the right professor, you will get to do a project related to your field of application. In spring 2007 Dr. Biello did a wonderful job of engaging this class in the material. If you didn't hate 119A, i urge you to continue, bec<span>ua</span>se it got a lot more fun during the second quarter.
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<span>+</span> *this is by far the highlight of the two part series. A lot of what you learn in 119A is applied to more interesting systems. Maps are introduced and explored. This class tends to be small and hence it is often more project/exploratory oriented. If you are an applied math major this may be one of the more important classes you take, because if you get the right professor, you will get to do a project related to your field of application. In spring 2007 Dr. Biello did a wonderful job of engaging this class in the material. If you didn't hate 119A, i urge you to continue, bec<span>au</span>se it got a lot more fun during the second quarter.
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+ '''Neurology Physiology and Behavior 163 - Information processing models in neuroscience'''. Covers basic modeling techniques used in neuroscience. Specific topics include differential equations, linear systems theory, Fourier transforms, neural networks, probabilistic inference, and information theory. Emphasis on understanding information processing in neural systems.<br>
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<span>+</span> '''118B - Partial Differential Equations'''. You learn about Green's Functions, a very useful way to solve some linear PDEs. Unfortunately, the Green's Function is usually quite difficult to determine. It depends on the geometry of the boundary conditions, and involves quite a bit of work even for simple geometry. For more complicated geometry, the problem becomes intractable. Also, Fourier series solutions are studied in more depth. The sines and cosines in a Fourier series can be thought of as a "basis" for the space of functions, in the sense of linear algebra. You learn about several different kinds of "bases" in that spirit.<span> Selected topics from math 118C may be covered if 118C is not being offered the following quarter, such as distributions, Fourier transforms, and calculus of variations. The difficulty level tends to be stepped up a notch in B and C because the material is less intuitive.</span>
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<span>-</span> *this is by far the highlight of the two part series. A lot of what you learn in 119A is applied to more interesting systems. Maps are introduced and explored. This class tends to be small and hence it is often more project/explor<span>i</span>tory oriented. If you are an applied math major this may be one of the more important classes you take<span>. this is</span> because if you get the right professor you will get to do a project related to your field of application. In spring 2007 Dr. Biello did a wonderfu<span>l</span>l job of engaging this class in the material. If you didn't hate 119A, i urge you to continue, becuase it got a lot more fun second quarter.<br>
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<span>+</span> *this is by far the highlight of the two part series. A lot of what you learn in 119A is applied to more interesting systems. Maps are introduced and explored. This class tends to be small and hence it is often more project/explor<span>a</span>tory oriented. If you are an applied math major this may be one of the more important classes you take<span>,</span> because if you get the right professor<span>,</span> you will get to do a project related to your field of application. In spring 2007 Dr. Biello did a wonderful job of engaging this class in the material. If you didn't hate 119A, i urge you to continue, becuase it got a lot more fun <span>during the </span>second quarter.<br>
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<span>+</span> The Mathematics department is located in the newly-completed ["Mathematical Sciences Building"]. The department is headed by Chairperson [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~<span>bxn/ Bruno Nachtergaele]. The Chair of the [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/grad/ggam Graduate Group in Applied</span> M<span>athematics (GGA</span>M<span>)</span>]<span> is [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ Naoki Saito].</span> The official office for departmental matters is MSB 1130.
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<span>-</span> '''118A - Partial Differential Equations'''. You learn some methods of solving basic, special-case, PDEs. Also covers classical Fourier series <span>i</span>nd<span>ep</span>th<span> for th</span>e last couple weeks of class.
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<span>+ '''119B - Ordinary Differential Equations'''. This class focusses on chaotic differential equations, maps, and fractals (+ some proffessors add a veriety of topics that may have been skimmed over in 119A). Eventhough this course holds the majority of the interesting material on dynamical systems, most grad students do not continue on to 119B (mainly because it is not required). As a result the class is often small and intiment. Depending on the professor this course may contain some programing, although no serious programing experience is expected.<br>
+ *this is by far the highlight of the two part series. A lot of what you learn in 119A is applied to more interesting systems. Maps are introduced and explored. This class tends to be small and hence it is often more project/exploritory oriented. If you are an applied math major this may be one of the more important classes you take. this is because if you get the right professor you will get to do a project related to your field of application. In spring 2007 Dr. Biello did a wonderfull job of engaging this class in the material. If you didn't hate 119A, i urge you to continue, becuase it got a lot more fun second quarter.</span>
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<span>-</span> There are three main graduate programs: Pure Mathematics (M.A. and Ph.D.), Applied Mathematics (M.S. and Ph.D.), and Teaching Mathematics (M.A.T.). All students must take the MAT 201 series in their first year. Those in the pure track must also take MAT 250AB. Those in the applied track must take MAT 119A, an undergraduate class.
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<span>- </span> * Clever man. I took 22B and 131 with him, and he went extremely in depth with those courses, using real-world examples from engineering and physics. It was slightly terrifying. The 131 class went full-bore with derivations, clearly a learn-or-die situation, requiring a blue book for the final. But when we got there for the final showdown, and he passed out the test, we saw that it was just 20 multiple-choice questions, no written section at all. Easy... ''too'' easy. Turns out he had been watching the TAs threatening to strike that week, and he didn't want to risk having to grade all those written tests himself. -- ["EricTalevich"]
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<span>+</span> * I had her for Math 127B and liked her a lot, her tests were kinda on the easy side though :) ["BryanBell"]<br>
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<span>+ '''</span>Craig Tracy<span>''' -- ["Math 22B"], ["Math 131"],</span> [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~tracy]<br>
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<span>+</span> * Clever man. I took 22B and 131 with him, and he went extremely in depth with those courses, using real-world examples from engineering and physics. It was slightly terrifying. The 131 class went full-bore with derivations, clearly a learn-or-die situation, requiring a blue book for the final. But when we got there for the final showdown, and he passed out the test, we saw that it was just 20 multiple-choice questions, no written section at all. Easy... ''too'' easy. Turns out he had been watching the TAs threatening to strike that week, and he didn't want to risk having to grade all those written tests himself. -- ["EricTalevich"]<span><br>
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<span>-</span> This is not to say that topology does not contribute to algebra. The<span>r</span>e<span> is </span>a theorem to the <span>f</span>o<span>llowi</span>n<span>g</span> <span>effect. Ever</span>y subgroup of a free group <span>is</span> <span>i</span>tsel<span>f</span> free<span>. The proof of this is topological. Now consider differential topology--the study of differenti</span>
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<span>-</span> '''147 - Topology'''. This is a basic course on point-set and combinatorial topology. Topology generalizes the important ideas from analysis/calculus into a more abstract setting. Instead of having a notion of exact distance, you now only have a notion of "closeness".
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+ An algebraic structure you have already studied is the vector space from linear algebra. These are very rigid structures algebraically. For instance, every vector space has a basis. In general algebra this is not true. Structures with a basis are called "free", and they are difficult to classify.<br>
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+ In 150 you study "groups", which have + and - and 0. The addition is associative, but it might not be commutative (A + B doesn't equal B + A in general). Groups are important because they act--as rotations, as reflections, as rigid motions. In general they act as some kind of mapping. In fact, any element in a group acts as a permutation of its own elements.<br>
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+ One studies groups by understanding its "subgroups"--smaller groups embedded into the mother group. One can also observe transformations between groups. It turns out that these points of view are equivalent.<br>
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+ Later on you study rings. These are groups where the addition commutes. Furthemore there is multiplication (*) but not necessarily division. Also (AB = BA) might not be true. Therefore, square matrices form a ring. The quintessential ring is the ring of integers. In fact, ring theory is like a generalized, organized version of number theory.<br>
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+ Finally, in 150 C you study fields. These are rings with commutative multiplication and division (/) except for division by 0. Because they carry so much structure, fields are very rigid. Vector spaces are built over a field, that is why they are so inflexible. (Modules, on the other hand, are just built over rings. Their structure is more flexible, their study more rich.)<br>
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+ Galois Theory attempts to understand fields that extend a given field F, and are subfields of an extension field K. So they are wedged between F and K. The Fundamental Theorem says that one can reduce this to the study of groups. The group of field transformations from K to itself that leave elements of F unchanged. This is the original setting in which groups were studied. Galois, the originator of this theory, was shot in the stomach in a duel. He died at 20.<br>
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+ Algebra is crucial for the study of topology. Choose a point * in a topological space. The loops that contain * form a group, Poincare's Fundamental Group. Consider two loops the same if you can continuously deform one to another. On the sphere, every loop can be shrunk to a point. Thus the sphere has the trivial one-element fundamental group. The circle, on the other hand, has for its Fundamental Group, the free group on one generator. This counts how many times a loop winds about the circle.<br>
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+ This is not to say that topology does not contribute to algebra. There is a theorem to the following effect. Every subgroup of a free group is itself free. The proof of this is topological. Now consider differential topology--the study of differenti</span>
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<span>+ The philosophical implications of the course are profound. Differential geometry provides a context in which one can study many kinds of (non-Euclidean) geometries through the lens of calculus. Geometries will often be weird and interesting. For example, if let's look at the geometry on a sphere. A differential equation tells us that the great circles (equators of the sphere) are the analogs of straight lines. Thus, in a small enough region, the straight lines will be the paths that minimize distance between points. That's the same as in Euclidean geometry. On the other hand, two different equators will always intersect, so there are no "parallel" lines in the geometry of the sphere. Because the heavy machinery of differential calculus is used, such geometric calculations can be made in an efficient manner. It is much easier to see what goes on, than if the elegant, though cumbersome, axiomatic method of Euclid were the main tool.</span>
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<span>+ This class studies curves and surfaces, but that is only the beginning of differential geometry. When we speak about a curve, we are considering a 1-dimensional object embedded in our 3-dimensional space. When we talk about a surface, we are considering something 2-dimensional embedded in 3-dimensional space. But we only put the 3-dimensional space in because we perceive ourselves to live in 3-D space, so that seems the most natural surrounding for our curve or surface.<br>
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+ In the nineteenth century, Riemann first realized that we may divorce the curve and surface from the ambient 3-D space. Furthermore, why limit ourselves to 1- or 2-dimensional objects? We can consider 4, 5, or N dimensions--as many as we want for a purpose at hand. Riemann called these N-dimensional surfaces, liberated from any surrounding space, manifolds. Einstein's theory of General Relativity considers the space-time continuum to be a 4-dimensional manifold. Gravity is curvature in the manifold, and particles under the influence of gravity follow the straight lines in the non-Euclidean geometry.</span>
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+ <br>
+ You describe a topological space by defining what its "open sets" are. Intuitively, these correspond to open intervals like (0,1) and (5, 15) in the real line. The open sets have to obey certain rules, and this makes their definition into a formal game. Sometimes, you don't define all the open sets. You just define a subcollection or "basis" that generates the open sets. This corresponds to open balls in analysis.<br>
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+ A closed set is the complement of an open set. Intuitively, a closed set contains its boundary (if the boundary exists). Closed subsets of the real line are [0,1] and [5,15], for example. There's more to closed sets than just being the complement of open sets. If you take any convergent sequence in the closed set, the limit must also be in the closed set. This is an alternate way to define closed sets.<br>
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+ Topology allows us to define connectedness. A topological space is "connected" if its only closed and open subsets are the whole space and the empty set.<br>
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+ One central question of topology is, "When can a topological space be made into a metric space?" That is, when can we place a notion of distance on it? We can try to answer this question by examining the behavior of the real line (and other metric spaces). For instance, in a metric space, take two closed sets that are disjoint (i.e., their intersection is void). It is possible to surround each of them by an open set, so that the open sets are also disjoint. We call this "separating" the closed sets. This leads us to define separation axioms for arbitrary topological spaces--what kind of sets can be separated by open sets? The axiom just described is called "normality".<br>
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+ The weakest separation axiom one can demand is that points be closed. Slightly stronger is the Hausdorff axiom--that one can separate points. Spaces are for the most part useless if they are not Hausdorff. The man Hausdorff was a great mathematician. He was Jewish, and when the Holocaust came about in Germany, he and his wife committed suicide to avoid being sent to a concentration camp.<br>
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+ The next strongest axiom one can impose is "regularity". This means that one can separate points from closed sets. Urysohn's Metrization Theorem says that if a space is regular, and if it has a basis that can be arranged in a sequence (countable basis), then the space can be endowed with a metric. Urysohn was a brilliant mathematician whose spark was taken from us in a drowning accident.<br>
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+ Maps between topological spaces that preserve topological structure are called "continuous functions". In fact, topology can be described as a study of continuity. Continuous maps that are continuously invertible are the equivalences between topological spaces. These are called "homeomorphisms". It is too ambitious to attempt to classify all topological spaces. A more tractable question is to try to classify spaces up to homeomorphic equivalence.<br>
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<span>-</span> '''108 - Introduction to Abstract Mathematics'''. This is perhaps the most talked-about course in the department. All Computer Science majors have to take this before they graduate, hence most of the people in the course are Computer Science majors. This is a "proof class" in the sense that you're supposed to learn how to give a good, rigorous mathematical argument. You can learn a lot in this class, but most people have bad experiences overall. There is a certain understandable level of anality (this isn't a word) that's given to the students after this class, but it is sometimes hard for students to learn that not every argument is given in strict propositional and existential quantifier terms.
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<span>+</span> '''108 - Introduction to Abstract Mathematics'''. This is perhaps the most talked-about course in the department. All Computer Science majors have to take this before they graduate, hence most of the people in the course are Computer Science majors. This is a "proof class" in the sense that you're supposed to learn how to give a good, rigorous mathematical argument. You can learn a lot in this class, but most people have bad experiences overall. There is a certain understandable level of anality (this isn't a word) that's given to the students after this class, but it is sometimes hard for students to learn that not every argument is given in strict propositional and existential quantifier terms.<span> Back when this class was required for all math majors, it was considered to be the weeder class. When taught by some professors the mean grade can be as low as a C-</span>
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<span>+</span> Within the B.S., students must choose a track within the major that decides the course of upper-division study. The tracks are "Preparation for Graduate Study in Mathematics", "Computational and Applied Mathematics", "Mathematics for Secondary Teaching", and "General Mathematics." Basically, if you want to go to graduate school for Mathematics (or something very close, such as Theoretical Physics), then the Grad-track is the only track you should consider. The Computational/Applied track seems to consist mostly of students from other majors who wish to double-major in Mathematics, especially Computer Science. <span>It also has a choice between a computing emphasis or a biology emphasis. However, those who are interested in mathematical biology should consider taking the grad track and minoring in ["Quantitative biology and bioinformatics"]. </span>The Teaching track is, well, for those who wish to become High School/lower teachers. The program doesn't incorporate getting teaching credentials, but that's something you have to do on your own.
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<span>+ '''25 - advanced calculus(formerly course 127A)''' the math department has reworked the structure of classes offered. 25 no longer entails the math 108 or math 22a,b requirements. --["MattHh"]<br>
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<span>-</span> '''127ABC - Advanced Calculus'''. This a series in elementary real analysis. This means that a lot of the material (in A and B) will be familiar to you from your previous courses, but will be set in a much more rigorous framework and worked with from there. The C course, which non-Grad track majors do not have to take, focuses on developing more advanced topics in elementary analysis such as the total derivative (or Frechet derivative), the implicit/inverse function theorems, change of variables, and differential forms.
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<span>+</span> The department has been, and continues to be, home to many brilliant researchers. For a number of years [http://www.math.cornell.edu/People/Faculty/thurston.html Bill Thurston], Fields Medalist c/o his [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ThurstonsGeometrizationConjecture.html Geometrization Conjecture], was a member of the faculty. Mikhail Khovanov was in the department when he developed <span>the</span> famous [wiki:WikiPedia:Khovanov_Homology homology theory] that bears his name. ["Wayne Rosing"] is a senior fellow involved with the [http://www.lsst.org/ Large Synoptic Survey Telescope]. Roger Wets, a professor in the department, is a managing editor of the [http://www.heldermann.de/JCA/jcacover.htm Journal of Convex Analysis]. A ["Mathematics ArXiv front"] and the [http://jmp.aip.org/ Journal of Mathematical Physics] are also run from within the department.
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<span>-</span> * ''It's my opinion that this is the most confused course in the department. It starts off with very basic operations on matrices, which are used to solve basic linear equations. This seems to encompass the majority of the class no matter how it's taught. Then the instructor must also use this class to prepare advancing students for material in upper division mathematics courses, and must focus a lot on vector spaces, change of basis, and linear operators (with their eigenvalues, eigenvectors). This leads to a tedious, calculation-based course (for the majority) and then a half-assed effort at a real linear algebra course. The 167 course tries to remedy this but fails due to the amount of material it must make up for<span>''</span>-["PhilipNeustrom"]
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- * ''</span>I<span> heard that ["History"] was moving in. But that could just be a vicious rumor.'' --["EricTalevich"]<br>
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- The department is filled to the brim with brilliant researchers. We</span> served as a home to [http://www.math.cornell.edu/People/Faculty/thurston.html Bill Thurston], Fields Medalist c/o his [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ThurstonsGeometrizationConjecture.html Geometrization Conjecture], for a number of years. Trying to group and classify what's studied is futile, but there does seem to be a lot of topology, geometry, mathematical physics, and numerical analysis going on up in ["<span>Kerr Hall</span>"]. ["Wayne Rosing"] is a senior fellow involved with the ["Large Synoptic Survey Telescope"]. The ["Mathematics ArXiv front"] is also run from within the department.
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+ '''Ecology 231 - Mathematical Methods in Population Biology'''. Taught by Prof. Hastings, a Ph.D. in mathematics and member of the Graduate Group in Applied Math. Much of the class deals with the subject matter of Math 119A and may be review for grad students in math, but the course also addresses difference equations, PDE's, and the relation of all of these topics to current work in Ecology.</span>
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+ '''258A - Numerical Optimization'''. Taught every year by Professor Wets, using a set of notes written by him and updated from year to year. Wets is a rather prominent figure in stochastic optimization, which should be the real title of the course, since it largely focuses on the theoretical foundations of stochastic optimization rather than numerical methods.<br>
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<span>- ('''Note:''' Most all of this information can be found, more formally, in the ["General Catalog"] -- located more specifically at [http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/UCDWebCatalog/programs/MAT/MATfac.html])</span>
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+ * Mathematics department website -- [http://math.ucdavis.edu]<br>
+ * UC Davis ["General Catalog"] -- [http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/UCDWebCatalog/programs/MAT/MATfac.html]</span>
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<span>-</span> The Math department offers A.B. and B.S. degrees, as well as a minor. The difference between the A.B. and B.S. is, as usual, the A.B. degree has less strict guidelines for courses as well as having less courses required (usually). The A.B. degree is probably better suited for students pursuing another major or those who wish to tailor a more unique upper division program. The minor is <span>just</span> 20 units in upper division courses.
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<span>+ * Clever man. I took 22B and 131 with him, and he went extremely in depth with those courses, using real-world examples from engineering and physics. It was slightly terrifying. The 131 class went full-bore with derivations, clearly a learn-or-die situation, requiring a blue book for the final. But when we got there for the final showdown, and he passed out the test, we saw that it was just 20 multiple-choice questions, no written section at all. Easy... ''too'' easy. Turns out he had been watching the TAs threatening to strike that week, and he didn't want to risk having to grade all those written tests himself. -- ["EricTalevich"]<br>
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<span>- 22A - Linear Algebra. ''It's my opinion that this is the most confused course in the department. It starts off with very basic operations on matrices, which are used to solve basic linear equations. This seems to encompass the majority of the class no matter how it's taught. Then the instructor must also use this class to prepare advancing students for material in upper division mathematics courses, and must focus a lot on vector spaces, change of basis, and linear operators (with their eigenvalues, eigenvectors). This leads to a tedious, calculation-based course (for the majority) and then a half-assed effort at a real linear algebra course. The 167 course tries to remedy this but fails due to the amount of material it must make up for''-["PhilipNeustrom"]</span>
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<span>- 23 - Introduction to Numerology. Covers the early history of numerology, the basics of theoretical numerology, and a few important applications. Sometimes ["BarnabasTruman"] is the [http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~phoenix/ TA] for this class.</span>
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- 108 - Introduction to Abstract Mathematics. This is perhaps the most talked about course in the department. Most (all?) Computer Science majors have to take this before they graduate, hence most of the people in the course are Computer Science majors. This is a "proof class" in the sense that you're supposed to learn how to give a good, rigorous mathematical argument. You can learn a lot in this class, but most people have bad experiences overall. There is a certain understandable level of anality (this isn't a word) that's given to the students after this class, but it is sometimes hard for students to learn that not every argument is given in strict propositional and existential quantifier terms.</span>
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+ The textbook is ''Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions'' by Robert Vanderbei, and is used alongside a [http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/LPbook/ well-developed website].<br>
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+ '''180 - Special Topics'''. None offered for fall 2005<br>
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+ '''185A,B - Complex Analysis with Applications'''<br>
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+ == Graduate ==<br>
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+ ''Take the bait. What's the standard graduate-level curriculum like?'' --["EricTalevich"]</span>
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<span>-</span> The department is filled to the brim with brilliant researchers. We served as a home to [http://www.math.cornell.edu/People/Faculty/thurston.html Bill Thurston], Fields Medalist c/o his [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ThurstonsGeometrizationConjecture.html Geometrization Conjecture], for a number of years. Trying to group and classify what's studied is futile, but there does seem to be a lot of topology, geometry, mathematical physics, and numerical analysis going on up in ["Kerr Hall"]. ["Wayne Rosing"] is a senior fellow involved with the ["Large Synoptic Survey Telescope"].
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<span>+</span> The department is filled to the brim with brilliant researchers. We served as a home to [http://www.math.cornell.edu/People/Faculty/thurston.html Bill Thurston], Fields Medalist c/o his [http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ThurstonsGeometrizationConjecture.html Geometrization Conjecture], for a number of years. Trying to group and classify what's studied is futile, but there does seem to be a lot of topology, geometry, mathematical physics, and numerical analysis going on up in ["Kerr Hall"]. ["Wayne Rosing"] is a senior fellow involved with the ["Large Synoptic Survey Telescope"].<span> The ["Mathematics ArXiv front"] is also run from within the department.</span>
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