Bridge to Mathematics

Department: 
MATH
Course Number: 
4803-HP-LEY
Hours - Lecture: 
3
Hours - Lab: 
0
Hours - Recitation: 
0
Hours - Total Credit: 
3
Typical Scheduling: 
Not regularly scheduled

Special topics course offered in Spring 2018 by Anton Leykin for the Honors Program (HP) crosslisted with a general section (LEY), on "Bridge to Mathematics"

Prerequisites: 

Informal prerequisite: some knowledge of discrete mathematics

Course Text: 

TBA

Topic Outline: 

No, this is not a pre-math remedial course: "bridge" is a popular card game. We will learn how to play and then play. Studying parts of combinatorics and probability theory relevant to the game should help us play bridge better. We will split time between theory (both bridge and math) and practice (play and discussion). Bridge puzzles, math puzzles, mini-tournaments, post-game analysis -- all will be components of this course.