Proof and Advanced Topics in Mathematics

This course expands on proof-writing techniques introduced in Algebraic and Advanced Analysis (MAT220A) and Advanced Analysis (MAT360A), developing and honing students’ skills. The primary focus is on topics in number theory and discrete mathematics; topics in IB HL Mathematics are also covered, particularly where there is interplay between discrete and continuous themes. The pace is intense, and students are challenged to produce sound mathematical arguments and assimilate different problem-solving techniques.

This class serves as the first mod of both the Number Theory (MAT730B) and Discrete Mathematics (MAT740C) courses. It is also the first of the final three mods taken in the HL Analysis sequence (MAT637Z).

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0