Friday, November 07, 2008

The Sincerest form of Flattery

In my honors course, I finished the unit on Fermat's Last Theorem on Wednesday. On Monday I talked about elliptic curves (yes, I told freshmen about elliptic curves -- including the bit about the rational points forming a subgroup and Mazur's theorem that there are at most 16 points of finite order), and on Wednesday I showed the Nova special "The Proof."

Now I need to fill in about two weeks with some new material.

I've decided to do some graph theory.

Yes, the plan is to cover some topics that are similar to what's being taught in the cs class that I'm taking.