MAT 447, Seminar in Mathematics, Winter 2021
InstructorProf. Kasra Rafi
Office: BA 6236 (Bahen Centre)
MeetingsThursdays 5 - 8 online.
Office hoursMondays and Wednesdays 5 - 6 pm or by appointment.
TextbookA simple introduction to ergodic theory by Karma Dajani and Sjoerd Dirksin
Ergodic Theory by Karl Endel Petersen
Cambridge University Press (1983)
Other references will be added throughout the course.
The purpose of this course is for the students to get some experience in reading, comprehending and presenting mathematics. To make the course more coherent, we start by focusing on one topic, namely the study of dynamical systems. However, in the second half, the scope of the course can be widened as we shall focus on the areas of interests to students.
Marking SchemeYour course grade is computed as follows:
- Class participation 10%
- Presentations 90%
Every student is expected to give 2-3 presentations during the semester. Your presentation have to be well prepared and understandle. As a presenter, you should allow and envourage questions from the audience and discussions. As a listener, you need to be engaged and to participate in the dicussion. All this will be factored in to determine your final grade.
PrerequisiteMAT347Y1, MAT354H1, MAT357H1.
|January 14||Kasra Rafi||What is Ergodic Theory?|
|January 21||Curtis Crant||Section 1.5 and Proposition 1.8.1|
|January 21||Vivian He||Theorem 2.1.1|
|January 21||Kunal Chawla||Exercise, Corollary and Proposition 2.1.1|
|January 28||Kerwin Yi|
|January 28||Kate Ing|
|January 28||Mingyu Heu|
|February 4||Silvia Tao|
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