MATHS190 (2016-S2)

This course focus on how Mathematics contains many powerful and beautiful ideas that have shaped the way we understand our world.

We will thus explores some of the grand successes of mathematical thinking.


No formal mathematics background is required, just curiosity about topics such as :

  • infinity,
  • paradoxes,
  • knots,
  • fractals
  • cryptography

and so on!

A large part of the course is based on the following book:

  • Burger, E. and Starbird, M. (2013). The Heart of Mathematics. (4th Edition).

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