In this undergraduate level seminar for mathematics majors, students present and discuss subject matter taken from current journals or books.

### Sample Student Work

All student work is used with permission.

#### Presentations

The students will take turns giving presentations using slides (computer or overhead projector). This is an interactive session, therefore attendance is required.

#### Paper

Each student will write a paper on a topic related to the course. It must be written in Latex and approximately ten pages long. The writing should be aimed at a typical MIT math major, and it should reflect the student’s own understanding of the subject.

TOPICS | AUTHORS | PRESENTATIONS | PAPERS |
---|---|---|---|

The Sine Product Formula and the Gamma Function | Erica Chan | (PDF) | (PDF) |

Stirling’s Formula: An Approximation of the Factorial | Eric Gilbertson | (PDF) | |

Twin Prime Conjecture | Allison Berke | (PDF) | (PDF) |

Average Values of Arithmetic Functions | Rose Wong | (PDF) | (PDF) |

The Golden Ratio | Agustinus Peter Sahanggamu | (PDF) | (PDF) |