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.