|Math 202||Fall 2009|
Faculty: Jerry L. Kazdan
Telephone: (215) 898-5109
email: kazdan AT math . upenn . edu
Office Hours: Wed. 10:30-11:30
(and by appointment) in DRL 4E15
TA: Eugene So, DRL 4C15
email: soeugene AT math . upenn . edu
This course is about thinking, attempting to understand. It it for students who enjoy thinking hard, even when completely stumped. Then understanding (when it comes) is all the sweeter.
Intuition and computational skill will be essential in the discovery and presentation of your ideas.
The concept of a proof will be vital. There is nothing exotic about a proof. It is simply convincing someone else about your reasoning. You give different proofs to different people, depending on their background — and how well you know them.
Problems to think about during August.