ESP Biography
WAI LOK LAI, MIT Sophomore, Math+Computer Science (Course 18C)
Major: 18C College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2016 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Hi!! My name is Wai Lok Lai (I go by Angus). I really like math, and I'm a sophomore in Course 18C (Math with Computer Science). Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M6897: A Quick Glimpse into Abstract Algebra in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Algebra!! It's much more fun than calculus!! This is a short class modeled off of the MIT class 18.701 [Algebra I], taught by the famous professor Michael Artin. Topics include group theory, vector spaces, linear operators. symmetry, bilinear forms, and many other fun stuff if time permits.
M6898: Crash Course in Vector Calculus in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Ever looked some physics/math stuff up on Wikipedia and get a page full of fearfullooking math symbols, like $$\nabla^2 f$$, $$\left(\frac{\partial y}{\partial x}\right)_\theta$$, or $$\oint_C B\cdot ds $$? Here’s your chance to know what they actually mean! (not everything on Wikipedia, obviously, but it’ll let you decipher a lot of stuff).
Vector calculus is also known as multivariable calculus. What we are doing is basically extending the concepts of singlevariable calculus to 3 dimensions and beyond.
Class modeled off of the MIT class 18.02: Calculus II.
M6339: Crash Course in Vector Calculus in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17  18, 2012)
Ever looked some physics/math stuff up on Wikipedia and get a page full of fearfullooking math symbols, like $$\nabla^2 f$$, $$\left(\frac{\partial y}{\partial x}\right)_\theta$$, or $$\oint_C{B\,ds}$$? Here's your chance to know what they actually mean! (not everything on Wikipedia, obviously, but it'll let you decipher a lot of stuff).
Vector calculus is also known as multivariable calculus. What we are doing is basically extending the concepts of singlevariable calculus to 3 dimensions and beyond.
M6342: Exotic Topics in Geometry: where Euclid is not always Right in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17  18, 2012)
Euler is not always right!! Ever thought of a place where the angles of a triangle don't add up to 180 degrees? Ever looked at a map and wondered what the shortest path from point A to B is? Ever wonder what geometry has to do with complex numbers? THEN THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!!!
We will talk about a wide range of geometry topics that are not covered in the typical high school curriculum, from spherical to hyperbolic geometry, from taxicab to complex geometry, and much more.
A6392: Shaolin Martial Arts aka Chinese Kung Fu!! in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17  18, 2012)
Kung Fu! Ever watched a Chinese martial arts film and wanted the mimic those supercool maneuvers? Here's your chance to learn an actual Shaolin Martial Arts Routine!!
Intro to the different types of stances, fists, and kicks. You will learn a short (but complete) routine by the end of the class
