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Summer Mathematics Institute

University of Wyoming's Summer Mathematics Institute through the Department of MathematicsSince 1990 the University of Wyoming has hosted a two week Institute for Wyoming High School Mathematics teachers.  Each institute introduces the teacher to a current mathematical topic for their enrichment and possible introduction into their own classroom. It is also a time for networking the mathematics teachers throughout Wyoming. Meeting peers and sharing experiences is an integral part of this institute. Among other tangible participant benefits are two hours of graduate credit in mathematics, books and supplies, and class reception and field trip. This year numbers are limited, so enroll early and definitely plan to attend if you enroll.


2013 Institute: "A Venture into Complex-Valued Functions

Register Online by March 29, 2013!

The Institute will run Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - noon daily on the University of Wyoming Campus in Laramie.

Applicants must have three years' experience teaching mathematics in high school or junior high/middle school. Wyoming teachers may apply for the institute by completing and submitting the Electronic Application Form included in this announcement no later than March 29, 2013. Earlier submissions are recommended and appreciated. Applicants will be notified of their status the first week of April. Apply online here. Participants will receive a scholarship that covers tuition and fees for 2 hours of graduate credit. If you have any difficulty registering, e-mail John Spitler and a hard copy will be sent to you.



Have you ever wondered about extending what you were exposed to in your college calculus classes to functions that input and output complex numbers?  Why might this be mathematically important?  What might we be able to learn about real-valued functions after this study?

The 2013 Summer Mathematics Institute will focus on functions of one complex variable.  Topics will include the algebra and geometry of complex numbers, functions of one complex variable, elementary functions, limits, continuity and differentiation. Differentiability leads to the Cauchy theorem, integral theorems, power series, residue theory and applications to integration theory.  We will be reviewing relevant concepts covered in traditional Calculus I and II courses that impact our exploration of complex-valued functions of a complex-valued variable.  As with the 2012 Institute, the course will take advantage of Maple, a well know computer algebra system, to handle required mathematical manipulations and related graphical analyses freeing us to explore and understand the concepts involved instead of the rigors of the calculations.


For more information, please contact:

John Spitler

1000 E. University Ave
Mathematics Department, Dept. 3036
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

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