Freshman Seminar:

The Mathematics of the Universe

Math 89s, Spring Semester 2016

Physics 205, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:05 - 4:20 p.m.


Professor Hubert Bray                        bray@math.duke.edu
189 Physics Building                          (919)757-8428 (mobile)
Office Hours:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Texts:  "Special Relativity" by A.P. French and "The Geometry of Special Relativity" by Tevian Dray

Homework:  HW will be assigned during class.

Papers: You will write three papers on topics of your choice within mathematics and science. The due dates for your three papers are (1) Monday, February 15, 2016, (2) Monday, March 28, 2016, and (3) Monday, April 25, 2016.

Midterm:  There is no midterm for this class.

Final Exam:  The final exam will be on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. - noon in our usual classroom, Physics 205.

Grade:  The grade for the course will be based on

    1)  25%:  Class Participation and Homework

    2)  50%:  Three Papers

    3)  25%:  Final Exam