ESP Biography

LINH NGUYEN, Return to math after a long separation

Major: Math & Computer Science

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

It took me a long time to appreciate math. Back to high school, I spent a lot of time doing computer programming and chess, only to realize that math is my ultimate dream. Right now, I'm a freshman at MIT (sweet home!) planning to major in math. It's a long, really long and laborious path, but I will never lose my faith and believe in math's beauty.

Past Classes

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M7728: Constructing the real numbers in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
You use real numbers every day. But what are real numbers, really? In this class, we will look at real numbers from a very different way. Going back the history, we shall see two ways to construct real numbers from integers, due to the earnest effort by Cauchy and Dedekind, which become the standard treatment for students who are about to explore the rigor and beauty of math. I hope this should be a fun and challenging class for you!