Applied Mathematics OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Course on Applied Mathematics

Published Feb 28, 2009

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'Principles of Applied Mathematics' is a free OpenCourseWare available online through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course focuses on the study of discrete mathematics, especially those with direct practical applications. This undergraduate-level course will take a deeper look at the Fast Fourier Theorem, mathematical economics and game theory. The course is intended for students interested in studying Mathematics, Economics or Statistics.

Principles of Applied Mathematics: Course Specifics

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Principles of Applied Mathematics: Course Description

Newly improved to meet the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Undergraduate Communication Requirement (CR) with an extra focus on writing, 'Principles of Applied Mathematics' is a study of discrete applied mathematics. Lectures focus on specific techniques or problems related to an algorithm or procedure. The course begins with simple mathematical analysis and moves onto the discussion of sorting data using an assortment of algorithms, coding theories and analysis methodologies. Instructors Daniel Kleitman and Peter Shor of the Mathematics Department teach this undergraduate-level course.

This OpenCourseWare offers online lecture notes, exams and ten problem sets available for free. If you're interested in this course, visit the principles of applied mathematics course page.

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