The Berkeley Math Circle

Handouts 2004-2005 (Archives)

Welcome to the BMC Archives. This section of the site was created to archive the session handouts and Monthly Contests from the Circle since 1998. To navigate this page, simply select the desired year you wish to view under either Session Handouts or Monthly Contests. The info for that year will be displayed underneath your selection.

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Circle Archives

Instructor Topic Notes
Zvezdelina Stankova "Game Theory" (PDFPS)
Tom Davis "Mathematics of Geodesic Domes" (PDFPS)
Zvezdelina Stankova "Inversion I" (PDFPS)
Serge Lang "What is Pi?"  
Dmitry Fuchs "Arithmetic of Binomial Coefficients" (PDF 1PDF 2PS 1PS 2)
Olga Holtz "Generating Functions" (PDFPS)
Tom Davis "Mathematical Biology" (PDFPS)
Vera Serganova "Symmetry, Transformations and Groups" (PDFPS)
Quan Lam "Geometry via Complex Numbers"  
Tom Davis "Optics and Geometry, with Applications to Photography" (PDFPS)
Ioana Dumitriu "Algorithmic Games" (PDFPS)
Elwyn Berlekamp "Combinatorial Games"  
Robert & Ellen Kaplan "To the Frontiers!"  
Helmer Aslaksen "Observing the Sun and the Moon in Different Parts of the World" (AbstractQuestions)
Dmitry Fuchs "Is it possible to cut a cube into pieces and to assemble a tetrahedron? Hilbert's problem and Dehn's theorem." (PDFPS)
Tom Rike "More Euler" (PDFPS)
Ted Alper "Functional Equations and Recurrence" (PDFPS)
Helmer Aslaksen "Heavenly Mathematics: The Mathematics of the Chinese, Indian, Islamic and Gregorian Calendars" (Abstract
Paul Zeitz "Probability"  
Paul Zeitz "BAMO Preparation", beginners  
Bjorn Poonen "BAMO Preparation", advanced  
Ravi Vakil "BAMO Preparation", general  
Joshua Zucker "BAMO Aftermath"  
Robin Hartshorne "Euclidean and non-Euclidean proofs, esp III.36" (Abstract
Tatiana Shubin "Symmetry (beyond geometry)"  
Alexander Givental TBA  
Joshua Zucker "Sequences"  
Tatiana Shubin "Geometric Combinatorics"  
Tom Rike "Fermat Numbers and the Heptadecagon"