News

- (4/7/2018) Course website. The schedule is updated. The subsequent links to materials will be updated.
- (4/7/2018) What is it like to understand advanced mathematics?.

Class for Math Module

Venue: CYT LTL.

Schedule: Mondays 15:00-16:20 (Sept 3, 10, 17) and Fridays 10:30-11:50 (Sept 7, 14, 21).

Presentation:

Poster: December.

Manned poster presentation: December.

Group presentation: December.

Exam: TBA.

Instructor: Min Yan, room 3487, mamyan@ust.hk, 23587442.

Material

Lecture note for the course.

Numbers

The Story of 1 by BBC. Is “one, two, many” a myth? from Number Warrior.

Numerical systems in different cultures, Numerical system in Quora (unlimited knowledge, one of my favorite sites).

Base of number system: Wiki, A tutorial on number system conversion, Another tutorial, Binary and hexadecimal number systems from Khan Academy.

Modular arithmetic: Wiki, A tutorial from Art of Problem Solving, Tutorial and exercise from Khan Academy.

Divisibility test: Quora, Wiki, Proof of divisibility test from Art of Problem Solving.

Color: There are several aspects of this fascinating topic. First is physical (electromagnetic radiation). Second is vision (human eye, and animal eye). Third is computer code (besides RGB, there is also CYMK). One can find lots of materials on the internet.

Power Sum: from MAA, a blog by Tim Gowers

Proof without Words: from MAA

Roman: Number system, Arithmetic, A blog.

Egypt: Number system, Lots of links to Egyptian fractions, A very detailed discussion on Egyptian fractions.

Elements by Euclid

Links

- Convergence, a journal published by MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
- Babylonian Math
- Egyptian Math