Instructor: Dr. Miklós ABÉRT
Prerequisites: basic algebra and basic linear algebra
Inquiry based mathematics means that the students discover most of the material by themselves, with some help from the teacher and each other. When it works, the course is more effective (and much more fun) than a traditional class. It also strongly enhances presentation skills.
For a detailed description of what traditional inquiry based learning is, see:
The course will be a modification of whats written there. Abert has taught such experimental courses at the University of Chicago, both as regular undergraduate courses and in their summer REU program.
The topic will be spectral theory of graphs and groups. Based on the nature of the course, there will be no detailed syllabus in advance. Prerequisites: basic algebra and basic linear algebra. Gentle warning: this course is a lot of work.