The course "Topics in Mathematics for the Traveling Student" will take place every Friday from 13:15 to 15:00 in block 2 during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Three parallel series of lectures will be held independently, one for each language offered. Students will have the choice to enroll for Spanish, French or German (if a student is interested in another language, please let the coordinator know).
The purpose of the course is to give students their first experience attending math lectures in a language different from English or Danish. The students would then be better prepared for a possible exchange period abroad, within the Erasmus network for instance.
The content of the course is general mathematics and will be adapted to the level and interests of the audience. We intend to start with "Pigeonhole principle and applications", then possibly move on to other topics and study classical theorems in analysis and algebra, all given in the chosen foreign language to illustrate some of the basic vocabulary. (For instance, "Toute matrice symétrique réelle est diagonalisable," in French... Can you guess what this is?). The purpose is to see mathematics in action using the precise vocabulary of a different language.
There is no exam and no pressure, the goal is to enjoy some serious mathematics in preparation for a stay abroad (but students won't get any credit for this bonus course). The course is open to everyone. If the attendance is too high, we might need to prioritize students who are actually preparing to go study abroad.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your preferred language for the course. Please enroll before November 15.
Spanish: Angelica Torres.
French: Laurent Bétermin.
German: Malte Leip.
Coordinator: Fabien Mehdi Pazuki.