Introduction to the Profession: Math 100
Instructor: Michael Pelsmajer
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Departmental webpage, with contact information
Fasshauer's Math 100 webpage
Igor Cialenco's lectures (also this) and complete homework assignment.
- 8/23 8/28 8/30 9/4 Intro to Math (Pelsmajer)
- 9/6 9/11 9/13 9/18 Logic, Sets, Proofs (Pelsmajer/Kaul)
- 9/20 Project Proposals (various AMATH faculty)
and CMC visit (Emily Breckenridge & Bruce Mueller)
- 9/25 9/27 10/2 10/4 Intro to Matlab (Fasshauer)
- 10/9 More proofs(induction) (Pelsmajer)
- 10/11 Intro to Discrete Applied Math (and CS theory, via graph theory examples) (Pelsmajer)
- 10/16 Discrete Applied Math(Discretation of the Heat Equation) (Ellis)
- 10/23 10/25 11/1 Applied Analysis(functional equations) (Frank)
- 11/6 Applied Analysis(physics models) (Abarji)
- 11/8 Intro to Stochastics (Cialenco) and IEA visit (Jennifer Keplinger)
- 11/13 Computational Math(scattered data approximation with radial basis functions)(Fasshauer)
- 11/15 Intro to Stochastics - Central Limit Theorem (Cialenco)
- 11/20 Stochastics(Financial Math) (Bielecki)
- 11/27 Stochastics (Hickernell)
- 11/29 Computational Math (Hickernell)
- 12/4 Computational Math (Fasshauer)
- 12/6 Computational Math (Li)
- 12/10 and TBA: Project Presentations
Career Management Center
Emily Breckenridge and Bruce Mueller from the
Career Management Center
spoke on September 20. Don't forget to email her with
your first and last name, and your @iit.edu email address,
so that she can open an eRecruiting account for you.
Her Powerpoint presentation
Math Resources webpage at the CMC.
Information about the September 27th Career Fair is on the CMC home page.
General guidelines for projects
All projects must be approved by a faculty member. A typical project will include a short paper, a presentation, and a computer program. Presentations will be given during our reserved slot for a final exam (or earlier). Groups will be graded both on the final project itself as well as on how well they stick to the following schedule:
- September 20: Faculty propose various projects to students.
- September 27: Deadline for formation of groups and choice of projects.
- September 30 - November 30: Group meetings with the faculty advisor, once every two weeks or at the discretion of the faculty advisor. Students should be making "sufficient progress", which is defined by the faculty advisor.
- December: Group Presentations, during the time alloted for a final exam, and during an extra meeting to be scheduled.
Contact faculty directly about their projects.
- Fasshauer (Lucas,Danny)
- Pelsmajer (Titilayo,Jorge)
- Ellis (Anne)
- Hickernell (Dot,Paul,Preston)
- Frank [Page 1]
[Page 2] (Ellie,Max,Erich)
Brownian motion and random dynamical systems:
Brownian motion is a model for a class of random phenomena.
This project explores the properties of Brownian motion numerically and
analytically; and perhaps also simulates simple random systems driven by
- Abarji: A science-related project, contact her for details.
Only one group per project, so the earlier the better.