Math 2794W: Mathematical Writing Seminar (Section 001)
Fall 2016 Syllabus
Math 2794W Course Description and Prerequisites
Course Description: The student will attend talks during the semester and choose a mathematical topic
from one of them to investigate
The Irrationality of
2
Paul Glaze
March 4, 2016
1
Introduction
There are many different representations of numbers in mathematics. Few are as important
as the irrational numbers. Calling them Irrational numbers is probably the second worst
name for a numb
The Irrationality of
Paul Glaze
March 9, 2016
1
2
1
Proofs
The
rst mention of irrational numbers is in one of Platos dialogs[2]. In the dialog, the
2 was not mentioned speci cally, but would be in the class of numbers that they were
talking about. The num
Paul Glaze
UConn Wednesday Talk Comment Form
Title of talk:The Leading Digit of Powers of 2
Name of speaker:Behrang Forghani
Speakers institution: University of Connecticut
Date of Talk: 2March2016
Talk Summary:
The leading digits of powers of 2 seem to h
Paul Glaze
UConn Wednesday Talk Comment Form
Title of talk: Spanning Trees
Name of speaker: Hugo Panzo
Speakers institution: UCONN
Date of Talk: 10/FEB/2016
The talk was good. Spanning trees seemed a little easyer to understand the P-atic
numbers. When Pa
Paul Glaze
UConn Wednesday Talk Comment Form
Title of talk:Infinitesimals: Reviving the Ghosts of Departed Quantities
Name of speaker:Eric Astor
Speakers institution:University of Connecticut
Date of Talk:17Feb2016
The talk was very interesting. It was on
Math 2794W: Mathematical Writing Seminar (Section 001)
Fall 2016 Syllabus
Math 2794W Course Description and Prerequisites
Course Description: The student will attend talks during the semester and choose a mathematical topic
from one of them to investigate
Example Introductions
Alan Parry
February 17, 2016
In the following, I give 3 examples of introductions. All of which are pretty good, but are
missing aspects of the introduction goals that I mentioned in my email. Below each example,
I will give details