Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students
January Term Abroad
MATH-298 Traversing the Eulerian Trail
Leonhard Euler was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. More important, however, was his impact on almost every field of mathematics. There are few areas of mathematics in which Euler’s contributions have not played a significant role. In this course we shall retrace his steps, beginning in St. Petersburg and Berlin. It is in these two cities that Euler spent the majority of his life, alternating between positions at the St. Petersburg Academy and the Berlin Academy. We then end in Basel, Switzerland, the town of his birth, and where Euler attended the Universität Basel. The focus of the course is the mathematics of Euler. We investigate his work and influence in number theory, infinite series, logarithms, algebra, combinatorics, and graph theory. In addition, we consider how the concept of “proof” has changed from Euler’s time to the present. This course counts toward the major and minor in Mathematics.
MATH 170 with MATH 175 strongly recommended. Students will be required to enroll and participate in IDST 098 Orientation for International Study (1 credit) in Fall 2013.
Professor Chuck Dunn
Program Fee: $5000 Estimated Air: $1400