100392 Guided Research Mathematics & Thesis II

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Instructors: Prof. Dr. Peter Oswald

Type: Seminar


Course Name Abbreviation: Guided Res. Math II

Hours per week: 3

Credits: 7.50

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Official Course Description:
Guided Research allows study, typically in the form of a research project, in a particular area of specialization that is not offered by regularly scheduled courses. Each participant must find a member of the faculty as a supervisor, and arrange to work with him or her in a small study group or on a one-on-one basis.

Guided research has three major components: Literature study, research project, and seminar presentation. The relative weight of each will vary according to topic area, the level of preparedness of the participant(s), and the number of students in the study group. Possible research tasks include formulating and proving a conjecture, proving a known theorem in a novel way, investigating a mathematical problem by computer experiments, or studying a problem of practical importance using mathematical methods.

Third year students in Mathematics and Computational Science are advised to take two semesters of Guided Research. The Guided Research report in the spring semester will typically be the Bachelor's Thesis which is a graduation requirement for every IUB undergraduate. Note that the Bachelor's Thesis may also be written as part of any other course by arrangement with the respective instructor of record.

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Prof. Dr. Peter Oswald