18.02A
Calculus
John Bush
MonFri, Jan 59, 1216, 2023, 2630, 1201:00pm, 54100, Recitation: TR 10am or 2pm
Preregister on WebSIS and attend first class.
No listeners
Prereq: GIR:CAL1
Level: U 12 units Standard A  F Grading
First half is taught during the last six weeks of the Fall term; covers material in the first half of 18.02 (through double integrals). Second half of 18.02A can be taken either during IAP (daily lectures) or during the first half of the Spring term; it covers the remaining material in 18.02.
Contact: Galina Lastovkina, 2108, x34977, galina@math.mit.edu

18.095
Mathematics Lecture Series
John Bush
Preregister on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: GIR:CAL1
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit
Ten lectures by mathematics faculty members on interesting topics from both classical and modern mathematics. All lectures accessible to students with calculus background and an interest in mathematics. At each lecture, reading and exercises are assigned. Students prepare these for discussion in a weekly problem session.
Students taking 18.095 for credit are expected to attend regularly and to do problem sets. Recitation Thursday at 10:30 or 1:00.
Contact: John Bush, 2392, x34387, bush@math.mit.edu
Soap Films, Minimal Surfaces and the First Fields Medal
Tomasz Mrowka
Mon Jan 5, 0102:30pm, 2190
Calculus of Finite Differences
Lionel Levine
Wed Jan 7, 0102:30pm, 2190
Numerical Integration and the Redemption of the Trapezoidal Rule
Steven Johnson
Fri Jan 9, 0102:30pm, 2190
Mathematical Proof as a Literary Genre
Paul Seidel
Mon Jan 12, 0102:30pm, 2190
The Prime Number Theorem
Sigurdur Helgason
Wed Jan 14, 0102:30pm, 2190
Modeling Traffic Flow
Aslan Kasimov and Benjamin Seibold
Fri Jan 16, 0102:30pm, 2190
Introduction of Computational Molecular Biology
Jerome Waldispuhl
Wed Jan 21, 0102:30pm, 2190
Fractional Integration
Victor Guillemin
Fri Jan 23, 0102:30pm, 2190
An Introduction to Catalan Numbers
Richard Stanley
Mon Jan 26, 0102:30pm, 2190
Integers and Sequences
Tanya Khovanova
Wed Jan 28, 0102:30pm, 2190

18.098
Independent Activities
StreetFighting Mathematics
Sanjoy Mahajan
Mon, Wed, Fri, Jan 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 11am12:00pm, 4231
Preregister on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 57 participants.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor or 18.01 or equivalent
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit
Studies or special individual reading arranged in consultation with individual faculty members and subject to departmental approval.
The art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extremecases 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 equations. (No epsilons or deltas are harmed by taking this course.)
Web: http://mit.edu/18.098/
Contact: Sanjoy Mahajan, 5122, x30602, sanjoy@mit.edu

