Home page for Newer Math, fall 2003

Comments of two twentieth century mathematicians

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics.
                                                            G. H. Hardy (1877-1947)
Mathematics is an interesting intellectual sport but it should not be allowed to stand in the way of obtaining sensible information about physical processes.
                                                            Richard W. Hamming (1915-1998)

Here is the original course description.

I generally followed these notes from the Governor's School, with additional topics, some guests, and some student presentations.

There is a course diary.

Here is a list of students in the course, together with their topics and links to some of their papers.

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220,996,011-1, a number with 6,320,430 decimal digits, is prime.
Found 11/17/2003

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