Abstraction Principle in Mathematics
9 July to 30 July
5:00 pm – 7:00
(Tue, Thu, Sat)
DIVERSE AND ONLINE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
SMALL, LIVE CLASSES WITH RENOWNED ASHOKA FACULTY
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM ASHOKAX
LIFE-LONG ACCESS TO A HIGH-GRADE PEER NETWORK
About The Course
This course will demonstrate, with several examples, the need for and benefits of abstraction in mathematics. The examples would include school level problems in arithmetic and geometry, however, their resolution will make us question, and develop new understanding of, notions of numbers and arithmetic as well as realize commonality between numbers and geometrical objects.
Fees after 50% scholarship for this course – ₹20,000 plus GST
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PHD IIT Kanpur
Manindra Agrawal is the Deputy Director of IIT Kanpur, where he also teaches computer science and engineering. He serves as the Vice President of the Indian Academy of Sciences and holds positions at the Chennai Mathematical Institute and the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences in Bengaluru. His teaching style is known for its clarity and simplicity in exposition.
He has devoted his entire life to furthering the field of Mathematics in India and has worked on complexity theory, computational number theory and cryptography. Agrawal is the recipient of the Fulkerson Prize (2006), the Gödel Prize (2006) and the Padma Shri (2013).
Academy Common Course Objectives
ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH FACULTY ON THEIR UNIQUE THINKING MODELS AND APPROACHES
GAIN INSIGHTS INTO PERSPECTIVES THAT ARE ROOTED IN CURRENT RESEARCH
LEARN HOW TO COLLABORATE WITH DIVERSE PEERS
EXPAND YOUR WORLDVIEW WITHIN AND ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES
DEVELOP WAYS TO MEASURE YOUR LEARNING AND GROWTH BEYOND GRADES
Learning Support for the Course
- Appreciation of why abstraction is at times necessary to resolve problem(s) at hand
- Appreciation of how abstraction can lead to unexpected connections between different domains