MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - Mathematics

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Alex Townsend, Instructor in Applied Mathematics

Add to Calendar Jan/12 Mon 10:00AM-12:30PM E17-122
Add to Calendar Jan/13 Tue 10:00AM-12:30PM 4-145
Add to Calendar Jan/14 Wed 10:00AM-12:30PM E17-122

Enrollment: email the instructor ( to reserve you spot.
Limited to 40 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

Polynomial approximation theory is classical. Here, 

we will teach a selection of these important results 

from the Weierstrass' approximation theorem to the

equally-spaced impossibility theorem, from Lebesgue 

constants to Gauss quadrature. Everything 

will be illustrated computationally with a strong emphasis

on practical application. 

Sponsor(s): Mathematics
Contact: Alex Townsend, E18-475,

Integration Bee

Dana Mendelson

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Contestants must qualify: see Tuesday Jan. 20
Prereq: need to pass the qualifying test on 1/20 to enter the bee

See individual session descriptions below.

Sponsor(s): Mathematics
Contact: Dana Mendelson, E17-301H,

Integration Bee Qualifying Testing

Add to Calendar Jan/20 Tue 04:00PM-06:00PM 4-159

Stop by at any point during the session, for a quick test of your single variable integration skills. Top scorers qualify for the Integration Bee. No knowledge beyond 18.01 necessary.                                                                        


Integration Bee

Add to Calendar Jan/22 Thu 06:30PM-09:00PM 34-101

No enrollment limit. No advance sign up (but contestants must qualify, see Tuesday, Jan. 20). Come watch your fellow students match wits and single variable integration skills for prizes and the title of "Grand Integrator".  



Mathematics Department Music Recital

Michael Andrews

Add to Calendar Jan/29 Thu 02:45PM-04:00PM Killian Recital Hall, Rehearsal: Mon. Jan. 26, 1-4:30pm

Enrollment: Contact Michael Andrews (

This annual concert gives those in the mathematics community, together with family and friends, a chance to perform for each other. Come to play or listen.

Sponsor(s): Mathematics
Contact: Michael Andrews, E17-301B,