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MATH 100.00 How Chance Changes the World 6 credits

Closed: Size: 15, Registered: 15, Waitlist: 0

CMC 328

Synonym: 63939

Claudio Gómez-Gonzáles

The modern world is dominated by chance; we walk through life speaking of hopes, fears, failures, and more in the language of statistics. In this course, we will explore fundamental concepts in probability with an emphasis on computational examples, from apartment hunting to computer-generated art. We'll look at the human history of chance—especially over the 19th and 20th centuries—to think about how we got here. We'll see that, in a life of finite spacetime but infinitely complex problems, sometimes embracing randomness can be just what we need. But what is chance, how do we understand it, and why?

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in IDSC 198

Held for new first year students who are focus participants, Instructor Permission Required

MATH 342.00 Abstract Algebra I 6 credits

Open: Size: 23, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

CMC 319

Synonym: 64906

Claudio Gómez-Gonzáles

Introduction to algebraic structures, including groups, rings, and fields. Homomorphisms and quotient structures, polynomials, unique factorization. Other topics may include applications such as Burnside's counting theorem, symmetry groups, polynomial equations, or geometric constructions.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 236 or instructor permission

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