POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: INSTRUCTOR for FALL 2013
See the The Horatio Hughes Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics for application instructions.
Books by math faculty members. Two recently retired Mathematics Department faculty members have published memoirs:
- The Candidate Without a Prayer by Herb Silverman, and
- Random Tales of a College Math Professor, Over-Easy, on Wry by Mick Norton
Every odd number greater than 1 is the sum of at most five primes. It is rare these days for a new pure mathematical result to be so easy to state, so here is a description and discussion at the blog of the result's author, Terry Tao and the full proof (not yet peer-reviewed) at the ArXiv site for preprints of scientific papers. This is a weaker cousin of the famous, still unnresolved Goldbach Conjecture. Note also the "crowd-sourcing": blog readers are checking and making minor corrections to the proof.
The 2010-2011 Catalog contains revised requirements for a math degree from the College of Charleston. Students can choose to use the requirements from any catalog that was in force during their time at the College. So, students who have already worked towards completing the older requirements do not have to switch to the new ones. For them, this is just a new option. Incoming students will have to adhere to the new requirements. The revisions were carefully constructed by the math department faculty and approved by the College's senate. We believe that they will be better for everyone.
The CofC Math Club has a new Facebook group: visit its Facebook page, and join the group to keep up to date with Math Club activities.