The lectures will focus on an introduction of modern data science techniques and the foundational mathematical concepts in linear algebra, probability, and basic optimization related with these techniques. Sufficient case studies with real-world data sets will be provided to illustrate how to use the learned techniques and how to choose an appropriate model.
An introduction to proofs in advanced mathematics, intended as a transition to upper division courses including MATH 4107, 4150 and 4317. Fundamentals of mathematical abstraction including sets, logic, equivalence relations, and functions. Thorough development of the basic proof techniques: direct, contrapositive, existence, contradiction, and induction. Introduction to proofs in analysis and algebra.