# ESP Biography

## VICTOR LOPEZ, ESP Teacher

Major: 6-3

College/Employer: MIT

Not Available.

## Past Classes

(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

M10362: Continued Fractions in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
In school you've probably learned about fractions. Most of the time they probably look like this: $$\frac{2}{3}$$. But what happens if you keep going, and get fractions that never end, like this: $$\frac{2}{3+ \frac{2}{3+ \frac{2}{3 ...}}}$$? Come learn what happens in this class!

X10402: Steak: Theory and Practice in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
TIred of USDA standard beef? Steer yourself on over and meat your fellow cownnoisseurs! We'll moove from the science of cooking meat to useful tools and techniques for preparing beef. Classes this well done are rare, so it would be a missteak to miss this.

M8782: The Euclidean Algorithm in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Have you ever wanted to find the greatest common divisor between two numbers? How about finding it quickly? How about really, really quickly? In this class, we aim to prove the Euclidean Algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor of two numbers!

M8788: Binet's formula in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Do you know the fibonacci sequence? Do you know how to find the nth term? What if I told you, you weren't allowed to compute any of the previous values? In this class, we aim to prove the Binet's Formula - a closed formula for the fibonacci sequence!

M8464: Introduction to Modular Arithmetic and Applications in HSSP Summer 2014 (Jul. 06, 2014)
Math is beautiful, and it's even occasionally useful. In this class, we'll explore a different way of doing arithmetic on the integers and see how it helps us solve real-world problems. For example, the rules of arithmetic on a clock (eg. 14 hours past 11:00, the clock will read 1:00) turn out to be at the foundation for one popular method of encrypting data.