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How to Write Better Proofs

Professor Dennis Bernstein, Aerospace Engineering Department
Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:00-11:30 AM
1008 Classroom Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building Map
Proofs are essential to mathematics, but what about engineering? In this 1.5-hour seminar, I will discuss the role of proofs in mathematics and their value in engineering research. Next, I will review the basics of logic for writing mathematically precise definitions and theorems. Finally, I will describe strategies and techniques for constructing clear, coherent, and well-structured proofs. This seminar is intended for graduate students in engineering whose research involves proofs, but beginning and advanced graduate students and faculty from all areas are welcome to attend. The seminar will be informal, with questions invited throughout.

About the Speaker:

Professor Bernstein’s interests include identification, estimation, and control for aerospace applications. His current research is focused on adaptive control of aircraft and spacecraft. He has coauthored more than 200 journal papers and 400 conference papers, and he is the author of Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics, third edition published in 2018.
Building: Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Engineering
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Aerospace Engineering