ESP Biography

JONATHAN WHYTE, MIT Student studying Economics

Major: Economics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a freshman at MIT who is planning to major in Computer Science, Data Science, and Economics.

Past Classes

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M15573: Pretty Patterns in Pascal's Triangle in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Pascal's triangle is a triangle of numbers made with a very straight-forward rule. Despite how simple it is to construct, there are many complex patterns in Pascal's triangle which are difficult to explain at first glance. However, through the lens of combinatorics, the art of counting, we can explain the presence of such patterns and prove their existence.

M15058: Introduction to Proofs in HSSP Summer 2022 (Jul. 09, 2022)
A class that teaches you how to write proofs and gives an overview of the various techniques used in proofs of mathematical theorems. Covers boolean variables and boolean operators, truth tables, proof of implications, direct proofs, proof by contraposition, proof by contradiction, proof by construction, proof by cases, proof by induction and its various forms, and combinatorial proofs.