Undergraduate Study

MATH2916 Working Seminar A (Special Studies Program)

General Information

This page contains information on the Intermediate Unit of Study MATH2916 Working Seminar A (Special Studies Program).

This unit is offered in Semester 1.

Lecturer(s): Martin Wechselberger

For further information on Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics, refer to the Intermediate Handbook. In particular, see the MATH2916 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH2916.

You may also view the description of MATH2916 in the central units of study database.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: One hour-length seminar.
  • Prerequisites: Entry into this unit of study is by invitation only, and is restricted to students with a High Distinction average over 12 cp of Advanced Junior Mathematics.

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Students: Please give your name and SID when emailing us. Anonymous emails will not be replied to.

Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.


Rolf Adams Prize No 2: The Rolf Adams Prize No 2 (expected value $100) will be awarded to the student with the best presentation in MATH2916. The prize will be determined by the convener with student input.


The Course Info sheet contains basic information about the course.

Reference books

The main reference is:

  • R. L. Devaney. An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems (2nd ed.), Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA, 1989.

Reference books on Writing and Presentation

Advice on writing and presenting mathematics can be found in:

  • Terry Tao, Advice on Writing Papers
  • Nicholas J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, SIAM, 1998. (Scitech 808.06651 4)
  • Norman E. Steenrod, Paul Halmos, et al., How to Write Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 1973. (Scitech 808.066 17)
  • Steven G. Krantz, A Primer of Mathematical Writing, American Mathematical Society, 1997. (Scitech 808.0665 25)

The most convenient references for the use of LaTeX are:

See here for further LaTeX documentation.

There are a number of tutorials on Beamer available on the web such as this one or this one.



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