*Instructor:* Dr. Patroklosz Z Benatos;

*Text:* The course does not follow any textbook but rather it is a mesh of several
textbooks combined with the instructor’s own approach as to how the
material can be structured and explained.

*Prerequisite:* The course is a straightforward continuation of the one-semester
introductory course at the BSM and therefore uses it conceptual
framework and notation. The prerequisite is to have completed that course
or a comparable course at your home institution.

In the latter case, first see the BSM Spring 2016 course description at
http://www.bsmath.hu/16spring/GMTsyllabus.html and then contact
the instructor for an initial consultation.

The mathematical prerequisite is mathematical maturity and good working
knowledge of the basic elements of the following areas:

- naive set theory,
- finite dimensional real vector spaces,
- real analysis (with the basics of measure theory),
- probability theory (finite sample space is enough, though we might use the general case here and there).

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Approach:* The overall key characteristic of the course is the emphasis on the depth
of understanding rather than on the quantity of material.

*Course Description:click here
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