Down-to-Earth Mathematics

Institution: University of Ottawa
Category: Faculty of Science
Language: English

Course Description

The adventure begins in the world of cryptography where you will learn how to encode and decode secret texts like "The carrots are cooked! " The world of graph theory will allow us to try to understand and solve more puzzles. We will also decorate (mathematical) donuts with colourful sprinkles (that's right!). When we enter the world of probability, we will estimate, using random experiments, values of known numbers such as "pi". In number theory, we will generate pseudo random numbers and manipulate imaginary numbers. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.