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18.S996 Applied Mathematics for Pure Mathematicians

Time/place: Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-4:00 in E17-129

Course description: This course will cover selected topics in applied mathematics, from a pure mathematical perspective. In other words, it will focus on material with important real-world applications (ranging from signal processing to statistics to numerical analysis to cryptography), but it will emphasize connections with pure mathematics and the naturality and beauty of the results. Many of the topics will have a computational angle to them, but we'll cover diverse areas. No special background will be required, just a general familiarity with basic analysis, algebra, and geometry.

There will be no class on the following dates:

Problem sets:

Handwritten lecture notes (not written for anyone but me, so they probably aren't useful if you weren't in class, but it can't hurt to provide them):