MATH2916 Working Seminar A (Special Studies Program)
This page contains information on the Intermediate Unit of Study MATH2916 Working Seminar A (Special Studies Program).
This unit is offered in Semester 1.
Lecturer(s): Emma Carberry
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- Credit point value: 3CP.
- Classes per week: One hour-length seminar.
- Prerequisites: Entry into this unit of study is by invitation only, and is restricted to students with a High Distinction average over 12 cp of Advanced Junior Mathematics.
Email enquiries about MATH2916 may be sent to MATH2916@sydney.edu.au.
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ScheduleNote that some weeks have two talks and some only one. All talks are in Carslaw 275.
23 March, 1-2pm - Yee Chin - Straightedge and Compass Constructions
13 April, 1-2pm - Jongmin Lim - Some Consequences of Euclid's Approach
20 April, 1-2pm - Alec Zhang - Euclid's Fifth Postulate
27 April, 12-1pm - Mark Rothbery - Algebraic Criterion for Constructability
27 April, 1-2pm - Sophie Anderson - Isometries of the Euclidean Plane
4 May, 12-1pm - Harindu Obeyesekera - The Real Projective Plane
4 May, 1-2pm - Kenneth Guo - Linear Fractional Functions and the Cross Ratio
11 May, 12-1pm - Taylor Ruber - Spherical Geometry
11 May, 1-2pm - Michael Zhao - Hyperbolic (Half)-Plane
Week 10No Talks
25 May, 12-1pm - Noah Peres - Moebius Transformations and Hyperbolic Distance
25 May, 1-2pm - Peter Zavvos - Models of Hyperbolic Geometry
1 June, 12-1pm - Amit Deep - Area of Hyperbolic and Spherical Triangles, Euler's Theorem
1 June, 1-2pm - Max Davy - Curvature of Polyhedra and Descartes' Theorem
Reference books on Writing and Presentation
Advice on writing and presenting mathematics can be found in:
- Terry Tao, Advice on Writing Papers
- Nicholas J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, SIAM, 1998. (Scitech 808.06651 4)
- Norman E. Steenrod, Paul Halmos, et al., How to Write Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 1973. (Scitech 808.066 17)
- Steven G. Krantz, A Primer of Mathematical Writing, American Mathematical Society, 1997. (Scitech 808.0665 25)
The most convenient references for the use of LaTeX are:
- The LaTeX Wikibook, which has links to the distributions and online discussion sites.
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e.
See here for further LaTeX documentation.
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