18.310C Principles of Applied Mathematics

Fall 2007

Visualization of a mathematical algorithm.
Visualization of a mathematical algorithm. (Image courtesy of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.)

Course Description

Principles of Applied Mathematics is a study of illustrative topics in discrete applied mathematics including sorting algorithms, information theory, coding theory, secret codes, generating functions, linear programming, game theory. There is an emphasis on topics that have direct application in the real world.

This course was recently revised to meet the MIT Undergraduate Communication Requirement (CR). It covers the same content as 18.310, but assignments are structured with an additional focus on writing.

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Prof. Daniel Kleitman
Prof. Peter Shor

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session



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