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Mathematics Refresher

Instructor: Jiri Friml

Teaching Assistants: Kristof Huszar and Lenka Matejovicova

Description

This lecture course aims to refresh the understanding of basic concepts of mathematics and their applications to give students an introduction to more advanced mathematical challenges waiting in other courses. It will be explained by a non-specialist in simple terms and an interactive way. It will focus on intuitive rather than formal understanding of basic concepts and will introduce basic terminology and give a bit of historical perspective. The course will encompass: arithmetic and algebra; functions and limits; introduction of calculus; initial insights into linear algebra and probability.

The content will not go beyond advanced high-school level and thus is meant mainly for those who have been successfully avoiding exposure to mathematics so far.

Schedule (subject to change)

Date Topic Location Time
September 22, 2016 Lecture 1: Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking; Arithmetic Mondi 2 8:45-10:30
September 23, 2016 Recitation 1 Mondi 2 16:30-17:30
September 27, 2016 Lecture 2: Functions Mondi 2 8:45-10:30
September 28, 2016 Recitation 2 Mondi 2 13:00-14:00
September 29, 2016 Lecture 3: Introduction to Calculus I., Derivatives Mondi 2 8:45-10:30
October 4, 2016 Recitation 3 Mondi 2 16:00-17:15
October 10, 2016 Lecture 4: Introduction to Calculus II., Integration Mondi 2 13:30-14:45
October 11, 2016 Recitation 4 Mondi 1 15:00-16:00
October 12, 2016 Lecture 5: Primer on Differential Equations Mondi 2 13:30-14:45
October 13, 2016 Recitation 5 Mondi 2 12:45-13:30
October 17, 2016 Lecture 6: Basic Concepts of Linear Algebra Mondi 2 13:30-14:45
October 18, 2016 Recitation 6 Mondi 2 14:30-16:00

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Motivational Exercises and Homework Assignments

1. Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking; ArithmeticExercisesHomework
2. FunctionsExercisesHomework
3. DifferentiationExercisesHomework
4. IntegrationExercisesHomework
5. Linear AlgebraExercises

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