18.098/6.099. Street-fighting mathematics
Homepage for an MIT IAP
mathematics course (2009), crosslisted as 6.099.
The art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof
or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases reasoning,
dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization,
generalization, and pictorial analysis. Application to mental
calculation, solid geometry, musical intervals, logarithms,
integration, infinite series, solitaire, and differential
(No epsilons or deltas are harmed by taking this course.)
Please fill out an
online course evaluation (available starting Saturday 12:01am).
It will help me improve the course for next year. Thank you!
If you are not on the official registration list but would like to
fill out an evaluation (e.g. you're an unofficial listener, which is
fine), let me know and I'll have you added to the magic list.
MWF 11-12, Room 4-231
(Jan 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 38, 30)|
|Instructor || Sanjoy Mahajan, Room 5-122, x3-0602, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Enrollment limit||57 but listeners are
welcome space permitting.|
(introduction to calculus) or equivalent.|
| Reading memos
HW 1 (due Mon Jan 12)
| HW 2 (due Wed Jan 21)
| HW 3 (due Wed Jan 28)
| HW 2
| HW 3
||Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text
on Vector Calculus by H. M. Schey.