The math camp reviews basic calculus and linear algebra, as well as it introduces the fundamental ideas of real analysis necessary for graduate courses in formal and quantitative methods. The goal of the camp is twofold. The first is to provide an opportunity to review the basic tools in calculus and linear algebra by solving a number of practice problems. To achieve this goal, the math camp is NOT designed to teach these materials to students for the first time. Rather, it focuses on applying basic calculus and linear algebra tools to solve mathematical problems. The course starts with preview materials PRIOR to the camp. The second goal is to facilitate a smooth transition to the mathematical foundation course (POL 502). For this goal, the course covers the basic concepts of real analysis. Specifically, the camp ensures that students can use these basic concepts to prove mathematical propositions. POL 502 is built on the materials covered in this part of the camp. I co-taught this camp with Yuki Shiraito in the summer of 2014.

Course Syllabus