We are ready for an exciting new semester, and there is still room to join the classs. Behind the stodgy name (Internet and the Information Environment) lies the real scoop on how those search engines, recommender systems, and many of the other marvels of the modern Web really work. The secret is that they use Mathematics (the Language of Science). In this course, which meets one half of the Rutgers Core Mathematics requirement, you will learn about Sets, Probability, Vectors, Matrices and Graph Theory. Your guide is Prof. Paul Kantor, who is a licensed private pilot, and promises everyone smooth takeoffs and safe landings.
This year ITI 111 will have a new Teaching Assistant, Mr. Nathan Graham. Mr. Graham is an expert in English and writing, and he will not only help you to puzzle out some of the hard parts of the Math, but will also guide you to the production of an Academy Award winning term paper. He has taught courses in business & scientific writing, website design, and creative writing. He has published in the Antioch Review, Bellingham Review, and Bayou Magazine. He has won the 2008 Ruth Scott Academy of American Poets Prize.
We will use the Sakai system for the course, and materials are being prepared and posted during the last week of August, so they will be ready for the first class. In answer to the perennial question "is there a text book" the answer is still "no, spend the money on something you love". We will provide deep classs notes online that will follow the course closely.
Last bu not least, we have arranged for some internationally known teachers to provide visiting lectures from time to time.
We look forward to seeing you in Room 212, Wedneday Sept 2 (at 11:30 sharp). Bring a notebook ruled quadrille style, not ordinary style, and a pencil with an eraser, because we all make
And for now enjoy the rest ofthe summer