2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog 
    Aug 18, 2018  
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 010 PZ -The Mathematical Mystery Tour

Institution: Pitzer

Description: I saw a high wall and as I had a premonition of an enigma, something that might be hidden behind the wall, I climbed over it with some difficulty. However, on the other side I landed in a wilderness and had to cut my way through with a great effort until-by a circuitous route-I came to the open gate, the open gate of mathematics. From there well-trodden paths lead in every direction (M.C. Escher).

Many beautiful and exciting topics in mathematics are accessible to students having only a minimal background in mathematics.

Mathematics 10 is intended to introduce such students to areas of mathematics not included in the usual introductory courses for mathematics and science majors. Topics will vary from year to year and the course may be repeated for credit. Courses that have been taught as Mathematics 10 courses in the recent past, or which are likely to be offered in the near future, include:

  • Rubik’s Cube and Other Mathematical Puzzles,
  • Two-Player Games,
  • The Mathematics of Gambling,
  • Cartography,
  • Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Fractals,
  • Topology

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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