The course meeting time for Spring 2013 is, tentatively, on Thursdays from 3 - 4:15 PM in BP-2. The coordinator for Spring 2013 is Scott MacLachlan; his office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 - noon in BP-212.
1.b. Clear understanding of key hypotheses and conclusions
1.c. Synthesis of formal theory into a comprehensive picture of
1.d. Application of general theory to specific examples
1.e. Sharpening of intuition through appropriate counterexamples
3.a. Explanation of key ideas and general strategies
3.b. Motivation of underlying issues
3.c. Clear oral presentation of arguments
3.d. Effective use of visual media
3.f. Thinking on one's feet; fielding questions
4.a. Searching the literature
4.b. Reading and understanding definitions and statements of
4.c. Organizing information from disparate sources
6.a. Classroom and blackboard techniques
6.b. Organization and presentation of mathematics at a level
appropriate to the audience
This course is graded as S(atisfactory)/U(nsatisfactory). To get a
grade of Satisfactory, you need to attend almost all of the seminars
and participate in the discussion. Students registered for credit are
expected to lead the seminar occasionally. All are welcome to attend
the seminars, even if they are not registered.
While there are no graded assignments in
this course, students are required to abide by the university
guidelines on academic integrity. For full details,
see this link.
If you are requesting an accommodation due to a documented disability,
you must register with the Disability Services Office at the beginning
of the semester. To do so, call the Student Services Desk at
617-627-2000 to arrange an appointment with Linda Sullivan, Program
Director of Disability Services.
This course addresses the following learning objectives of the
Ph.D. Program in Mathematics