ESP Biography


Major: Computer Science, Mathematics

College/Employer: University of Rochester

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Mandar Juvekar

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Past Classes

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M14085: A Construction of the Numbers in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Whether you are counting the number of apples you have in your basket or measuring the properties of subatomic particles at CERN, numbers pervade your life in some way or another. But what is a number anyway? What do we really refer to when we say “$$ 4 $$”? What about “$$ \frac{2}{3} $$”, “$$ \sqrt 2 $$”, and “$$ \pi $$”? In this course we rigorously construct the systems of numbers that we have come to take for granted. We begin from the most basic structures in mathematics, sets, and systematically construct the natural, rational, and real numbers, using techniques from different areas of mathematics. Along the way, we explore some of the fascinating properties of these number systems that have given rise to whole new fields in modern mathematics. Join us in building mathematics from the ground up!

M14117: The Mathematics of Music in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Why do musicians like 'thirds', 'fourths', and 'fifths'? Why does the same note played on a violin and a trombone sound so different? Are all pianos secretly out of tune? What is a polyrhythm? How can a trumpet produce all the notes with only three valves? Come learn about the *mathematics of music* behind all these questions. A little bit of music theory and math can go a long way in understanding the structure of music in a totally new way. Expect to do a lot of careful listening as you develop your musical mind!