MaPS – Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and learning managers are: Becky Armstrong, Matt Cassell, and George Papadopoulos.

Reading groups

There are a variety of informal reading groups for and by PhD students. You can start one too: find a topic/book you want to go through, find a few interested people and decide on a time. (Also let everyone know, e.g. via postgrads@m*ths.usyd.edu.au)

Currently there are two reading groups (that MaPS knows of) happening:

Lie groups

Learning about Lie groups principally via Frank Warner’s book Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups. This group started in early May. Fridays 10:30-11.30am. Contact: Joe Baine

Chebyshev approximation theory

Working through Nick Trefethen’s book Approximation Theory and Approximation Practice, which covers the basics and niceties of function approximation and spectral methods using Chebyshev polynomials. We intend to start mid-July maybe for two hours a week. Contact: Matt Cassell