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A Compact Introduction To A Generalized Extreme Value Theorem, Nicholas A. Scoville
A Compact Introduction To A Generalized Extreme Value Theorem, Nicholas A. Scoville
Topology
In a short paper published just one year prior to his thesis, Maurice Frechet gives a simple generalization one what we might today call the Extreme value theorem. This generalization is a simple matter of coming up with ``the right" definitions in order to make this work. In this mini PSP, we work through Frechet's entire 1.5 page paper to give an extreme value theorem in more general topological spaces, ones which, to use Frechet's newly coined term, are compact.
A Genetic Context For Understanding The Trigonometric Functions, Danny Otero
A Genetic Context For Understanding The Trigonometric Functions, Danny Otero
Precalculus and Trigonometry
In this project, we explore the genesis of the trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant. The goal is to provide the typical student in a precalculus course some context for understanding these concepts that is generally missing from standard textbook developments. Trigonometry emerged in the ancient Greek world (and, it is suspected, independently in China and India as well) from the geometrical analyses needed to solve basic astronomical problems regarding the relative positions and motions of celestial objects. While the Greeks (Hipparchus, Ptolemy) recognized the usefulness of tabulating chords of central angles in a circle as aids ...
Investigating Difference Equations, Dave Ruch
Investigating Difference Equations, Dave Ruch
Discrete Mathematics
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Bolzano's Definition Of Continuity, His Bounded Set Theorem, And An Application To Continuous Functions, Dave Ruch
Analysis
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The Mean Value Theorem, Dave Ruch
Euler's Rediscovery Of E With Instructor Notes, Dave Ruch
Euler's Rediscovery Of E With Instructor Notes, Dave Ruch
Analysis
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An Introduction To A Rigorous Definition Of Derivative, Dave Ruch
An Introduction To A Rigorous Definition Of Derivative, Dave Ruch
Analysis
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Abel And Cauchy On A Rigorous Approach To Infinite Series, Dave Ruch
Abel And Cauchy On A Rigorous Approach To Infinite Series, Dave Ruch
Analysis
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Investigations Into D'Alembert's Definition Of Limit: A Student Project With Primary Sources, Dave Ruch
Investigations Into D'Alembert's Definition Of Limit: A Student Project With Primary Sources, Dave Ruch
Analysis
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The Failure Of The Euclidean Parallel Postulate And Distance In Hyperbolic Geometry, Jerry Lodder
The Failure Of The Euclidean Parallel Postulate And Distance In Hyperbolic Geometry, Jerry Lodder
Geometry
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Why Be So Critical? Nineteenth Century Mathematics And The Origins Of Analysis, Janet Heine Barnett
Why Be So Critical? Nineteenth Century Mathematics And The Origins Of Analysis, Janet Heine Barnett
Analysis
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Richard Dedekind And The Creation Of An Ideal: Early Developments In Ring Theory, Janet Heine Barnett
Richard Dedekind And The Creation Of An Ideal: Early Developments In Ring Theory, Janet Heine Barnett
Abstract Algebra
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Henri Lebesgue And The Development Of The Integral Concept, Janet Heine Barnett
Henri Lebesgue And The Development Of The Integral Concept, Janet Heine Barnett
Analysis
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The Exigency Of The Euclidean Parallel Postulate And The Pythagorean Theorem, Jerry Lodder
The Exigency Of The Euclidean Parallel Postulate And The Pythagorean Theorem, Jerry Lodder
Geometry
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The Cantor Set Before Cantor, Nicholas A. Scoville
The Cantor Set Before Cantor, Nicholas A. Scoville
Topology
A special construction used in both analysis and topology today is known as the Cantor set. Cantor used this set in a paper in the 1880s. Yet it appeared as early as 1875 in a paper by the Irish mathematician Henry John Stephen Smith (1826  1883). Smith, who is best known for the Smith normal form of a matrix, was a professor at Oxford who made great contributions in matrix theory and number theory. In this project, we will explore parts of a paper he wrote titled On the Integration of Discontinuous Functions.
Connecting Connectedness, Nicholas A. Scoville
Topology From Analysis, Nicholas A. Scoville
Topology From Analysis, Nicholas A. Scoville
Topology
Topology is often described as having no notion of distance, but a notion of nearness. How can such a thing be possible? Isn't this just a distinction without a difference? In this project, we will discover the notion of nearness without distance by studying the work of Georg Cantor and a problem he was investigating involving Fourier series. We will see that it is the relationship of points to each other, and not their distances per se, that is a proper view. We will see the roots of topology organically springing from analysis.
Characteristics Of Stem Success: A Survival Analysis Model Of Factors Influencing Time To Graduation Among Undergraduate Stem Majors, Riley K. Acton
Characteristics Of Stem Success: A Survival Analysis Model Of Factors Influencing Time To Graduation Among Undergraduate Stem Majors, Riley K. Acton
Business and Economics Honors Papers
Producing more graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as ensuring students complete college in a timely manner are both areas of national public policy interest. In order to improve these two outcomes, it is imperative to understand what factors lead undergraduate students to persist in, and ultimately graduate with STEM degrees. This paper uses data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, provided by The National Center of Education Statistics, to model the time to baccalaureate degree among STEM majors using a Cox proportional hazard model.