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80-110 Nature Mathematical Reasoning

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This course focuses on understanding mathematical reasoning reflectively, not on mastering a particular mathematical theory like linear algebra or calculus. It explores instances of mathematical reasoning and rigorous argumentation, with examples from the history of science and mathematics. We consider the "Lets Make a Deal" puzzle, the counter-intuitive results of HIV testing, and how to assess the relative size of infinite sets, all problems which defy intuitive solution but which look simple after they are put in mathematical form. The course is designed for students at the freshman and sophomore levels who are not interested in mathematically intense major.

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  Spring 2005 times

Sec Time Day Instructor Location  
A 11:30 am - 12:20 pm M Kauffmann BH 235A Add course to my schedule
W Kauffmann BH 235A
F Kauffmann BH 235A

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