Archived Versions

18.310C Principles of Applied Mathematics

As taught in: Fall 2007

Colorful, intricate figure.

Visualization of a mathematical algorithm. (Image courtesy of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.)




Prof. Peter Shor

Daniel Kleitman

Course Features

Course Description

Principles of Applied Mathematics is a study of illustrative topics in discrete applied mathematics including sorting algorithms, information theory, coding theory, secret codes, generating functions, linear programming, game theory. There is an emphasis on topics that have direct application in the real world.

This course was recently revised to meet the MIT Undergraduate Communication Requirement (CR). It covers the same content as 18.310, but assignments are structured with an additional focus on writing.