MaPCoReS Sophomore Problem Seminar Fall 2009
Class Meeting time: Day 1 at 2:40 in P. Engel 208. (Location may
In this course we will work on a variety of different
problems. The main focus will be on applications in which knowledge
from mathematics, computer science, and physics is helpful in attacking
You will generally work on the problem in groups. In most cases the
groups will have members who have done coursework in all three
disciplines. After your solution is done, your group will present its
solution to the class. You will often get more than one cycle to work
on a problem.
On some days we will have observers for the MaPCoReS FYS class who will
come to listen to your solution.
The grade for this course will be based on your group's solutions to
the problems and your presentation of those solutions.