Marc Chamberland, Grinnell College
A Course in Experimental Mathematics
Experimental Mathematics is the utilization of advanced computing
technology in mathematical research for discovering new patterns and
relationships, testing and falsifying conjectures, replacing lengthy hand
derivations with the computer, and suggesting approaches for a formal proof.
With support from the NSF, a course in Experimental Mathematics
was developed and taught. The course is integrative (covers
many different mathematical areas such as calculus, linear algebra,
differential equations, combinatorics, analysis, etc.) and
incorporates an REU-like research experience. This talk will present
the guiding principles, structure and some detail of the course.