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Math 51, take 3


This past quarter, I was a TA for Math 51 for the third time. This course, the most popular mathematics course at Stanford, covers linear algebra and differential multivariable calculus. It’s the only course I have TAed at Stanford. Last … Continue reading

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Algebraic topology for everyone


I have long thought that much of modern mathematics is accessible, in some form, to anyone who is interested, regardless of prior mathematical background. While mathematics is typically taught in such a way that requires the student to have learned … Continue reading

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Reflections on teaching


I just taught my last class of linear algebra and multivariable calculus yesterday, so it seems like a good time to summarize my thoughts about teaching. I taught the same class last year, but I think I did so quite … Continue reading

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