MATH 496 (Fall 2021)

MATH 496, Supervised Independent Study & Research

The lecture hours will be decided together with students after a first meeting whose time will be announced during the registration period.

General course information:

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with mathematical research. Students are assigned a research paper, are asked to read & analyze it in detail throughout the semester and give regularly scheduled presentations. Students are also expected to prepare a final presentation both in written and oral form.

Note that this is a 2-credit course and is supposed to be taken as anĀ extra course to the standard curriculum. You cannot take this course as a “departmental elective” course but can only take it as a “free elective” or “not included” course. Another course criteria is that you have to be a third or fourth year mathematics major with a CGPA of at least 3.00. If you are a second year student who wishes to take this course, please send me an e-mail.

Additional course information for this semester:

The meetings for this course are going to be in-person. While the topics of assigned papers have been different for each student in the past, for this semester only, this course will act as a seminar group studying the Ramsey theory of ordinals and cardinals. For this reason, it is not possible for a student to register to this course without obtaining permission from the instructor. Students who do not obtain a permission will not be able to enroll in this course as the course criteria is individually placed for each student.