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Math 112 Pre-Semester Preparation Click for more information

Email snellman@mathematics.byu.edu with questions.

Taught by Coach Michael Dorff and Robbie Snellman.

Where: On Zoom – a link will be provided to those who contact Dr. Snellman.

When: August 25, 26, 27, 12:00PM – 2:00 PM

TMCB Open with Reduced Hours

The TMCB will be open for general access according to Phase II that starts on Monday (August 17), and then will move to Phase III on August 31. Face masks will be required.

Building hours:

Phase II (August 17-August 30): 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Phase II (August 31-November 25, Thanksgiving Holiday): 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the department secretary, Lonette Stoddard, at 801-422-2062 or lonettes@byu.edu

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Passing of Katherine Johnson

NASA mathematician Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, depicted in the movie “Hidden Figures” passed away this morning (Friday, February 24. 2020) at the age of 101. Johnson was a pioneer in space exploration; her work with NASA in mathematics led to the first American orbital spaceflight in 1962. Johnson ran all of the computer equations by hand for this flight, a remarkable feat that NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine stated, “helped our nation enlarge the frontiers of space even as she made huge strides that also opened doors for women and people of color.” Katherine Johnson was an incredible woman, an exceptional mathematician, and an American hero. For more information visit the following websites:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-depicted-hidden-figures-dead-101-n1141566

https://www.space.com/katherine-johnson-nasa-hidden-figures-mathematician-dies-at-101.html

NASA Remembers Katherine Johnson

Careers in Math Schedule 2019

Every Thursday, the Department of Mathematics invites math professionals from all around the country to present about how they use math in their careers. Join us every Thursday at 4:30 in 1170 TMCB to learn about these cool companies!

September

12: Focus on Math: Dana Richards

19: Internship Panel

26: Mike Bastian, Expedia

October

3: Tyler Folkman, Branded Entertainment Network

10: Scott Porter, The NPD Group

17: Eric Ringger, Zillow

24: Savage Teaching Award presented by David & Carolyn Wright

31: Focus on Math: Steve Butler, Iowa State University

November

7: Ashley Duncan, The Art of Problem Solving

14: Kerk Phillips, Congressional Macroeconomic Analysis Division

21: Focus on Math: Carol Meyers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

December

5: Matthew Webb, Goldman Sachs 

12: Alexandra Greenwood Hurst, Qualtrics

Employment

BYU’s Michael Griffin Helps Revive Mathematical Theory with Century Old idea

Many ways to approach the Riemann Hypothesis have been proposed during the past 150 years, but none of them have led to conquering the most famous open problem in mathematics. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that one of these old approaches is more practical than previously realized.

The Riemann Hypothesis is one of seven Millennium Prize Problems, identified by the Clay Mathematics Institute as the most important open problems in mathematics. Each problem carries a $1 million bounty for its solvers.

More Details can be read at the following link

https://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2019/05/mathematicians-revive-abandoned.html

Math 313 will be replaced with Math 213 and Math 215

Starting Fall 2019, Math 313 (Elementary Linear Algebra) courses will be discontinued. The curriculum will be split between Math 213, a 2 credit course which focuses on the theory of linear algebra, and Math 215, a 1 credit lab course which focuses on its computational applications. Note that concurrent or previous enrollment in Math 213, Math 313, or Math 302 is a requirement for taking Math 215.


For mathematics majors: 

Math majors who have not completed Math 313 before Fall 2019 will instead be required to take Math 213 and Math 215.


For other majors that also formerly required Math 313: 

In most cases, Math 313 will be replaced with Math 213 and Math 215, but please contact the academic advisor for your major to confirm whether you are required to take Math 213, Math 215, or both.