Penn Math Math 210: Mathematics in the Media Spring 2019

Faculty: Jerry L. Kazdan
    Telephone: (215) 898-5109
    email: kazdan AT
    Office Hours: Wed. 10:30-11:30   (and also by appointment) in DRL 4E15
TA: Yansong Gao
    Telephone: (215) 720-5880

This course focuses on the mathematics applications in everyday life. There will be an emphesis on discovery, understanding, and communication. The impact of the Internet cannot be underestimated.

Instead of building a machine, we will primarily investigate some significant examples. Here are some possibilities, each of which are huge areas of study.

Syllabus (updated weekly)

To be successful in this course, you should be present for all class meetings and plan to take good notes.

Some References

Course Grading

Prerequisites & Review Material: You are expected to know basic calculus and some matrix theory -- although background will be filled as needed.


Homework Assignments:

Exams: There will be two in-class exams, from 1:30-2:50 on

Tues., Mar. 12,   and   Tues. April 30   [No Final Exam]

You may always use one 3"×5" card with handwritten notes on both sides.
Exam. 1 PDF, condensed, solutions [Scores]
Exam. 2 PDF,