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Dror BarNatan:
Classes:
201718:
Math 1750  Shameless Mathematica
Toronto, Academic Year of 20172018
Agenda: Sophisticated mathematics with Mathematica!
Instructor: Dror BarNatan, drorbn@math.toronto.edu
(for administrative matters only; math on email is
slow and prone to misunderstandings, so I generally
avoid it). Office: Bahen 6178, 4169465438.
Classes: Mondays 1011 and Fridays 1012 at Bahen 6183.
Intended for. Graduate students. While there are no
formal prerequisites, a high level of mathematical sophistication will
be assumed. Typically this would mean having taken a few core graduate
classes here, or their parallels elsewhere.
Office hours. By appointment.
Course Calendar
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Week of ... 

1 
September 11 
First class is on Monday September 11.
Handout: About This Class.
Blackboards for Monday September 11.
Notebook for September 11: Minor Demos.
Blackboards for Monday September 15.
Notebook for September 15: The Kauffman Bracket.
Notebook for September 15: The Collatz Problem.

2 
September 18 
Blackboards for Monday September 18.
Notebook for September 18: EIWL 14.
Notebook for January 18: Fibonacci Project by C. Chu.
Blackboards for Friday September 22.
Notebook for September 22: Too many ways to compute the Fibonacci numbers.

3 
September 25 
Blackboards for Monday September 25.
Notebook for September 25: Further ways to compute the Fibonacci numbers.
Blackboards for Friday September 29.
Notebook for September 29: Triangulations and the Catalan numbers.
Notebook for September 29: Making the Class Photo.
Class Photo.

4 
October 2 
Blackboards for Monday October 2.
Notebook for October 2: EIWL 58.
Blackboards for Friday October 6.
Notebook for October 6: A Riddle About Spheres.
Student Project: A Catalan Poster by C. Chu.
Student Project: A Jones Program by E. Bilocq.

5 
October 9 
Monday is thanksgiving  no class.
Handout for Friday October 13.
Blackboards for Friday October 13.
Notebook for October 13: a faster Jones program.
Notebook for October 13: the towers of Hanoi.

6 
October 16 
Blackboards for Monday October 16.
Notebook for October 16: more on the towers of Hanoi.
Blackboards for Friday October 20.
Notebook for October 20: trees from triangulations, basic homology.

7 
October 23 
Blackboards for Monday October 23.
Notebook for October 23: some further homology, 1.
Notebook for October 23: some further homology, 2.
Notebook for October 23: some further homology, 3.
Blackboards for Friday October 27.
Notebook for October 27: Hochschild homology for $FA_n$.
Notebook for October 27: Three Peano Curves.

8 
October 30 
Blackboards for Monday October 30.
Notebook for October 30: EIWL 9, Dynamic.
Blackboards for Friday November 3.
Notebook for November 3: The Quintic Slide Show.
Notebook for November 3: The Quintic Slide Show, annotated.
NCGE handout (redacted).

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November 6 
UofT Undergrad Reading Week  classes meet as usual.
Blackboards for Monday November 6.
Notebook for November 6: NCGE, Day 1.
Blackboards for Friday November 10.
Notebook for November 10: NCGE, Day 2.
Student Project: A Torus by T. Milne.
Student Project: The Cow Problem by L. Afeke.

9 
November 13 
Notebook for November 13: Packaging permutations, day 1.
Notebook for November 13: The Mathematica Package Perm (1).
Blackboards for Friday November 17.
Notebook for November 17: Playing with Permutations, Day 2.
Notebook for November 17: The Package Perm.
Notebook for November 17: Using the Package Perm.

10 
November 20 
November 20 tidbits.
Hamburg talk on Khovanov Homology.
Slides on Khovanov Homology.
Blackboards for Monday November 20.

11 
November 27 

12 
December 4 
Wednesday is the last day of classes, yet we may have a "Makeup
Monday" on Thursday.

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