### MATH 492: Junior/Senior Honors Seminar in (Surprising) mathematical
applications
of Linear Algebra, Spring 2015

**Lecture**: Wed 2nd period (10:20-11:40) Hill-124

**Instructor**: Professor Jeffry Kahn

**Office**:Hill 728, Busch Campus

Text: ** Thirty-three miniatures ** by J. Matousek.

Some of the most beautiful and surprising mathematical
arguments involve applying linear algebra in situations where it seemingly has
no business appearing. The textbook collects many of the nicest such examples.
The ``miniatures" are of varying degrees of difficulty and can be read independently
of each other; so we will pick and choose rather than proceeding linearly.
Most of the lectures will be presented by the students. Selection of topics
will be collaborative.

Admission to the course is by application. Please submit
the application to the undergraduate office Hill 303.