
MATH 4993 (9487100) 
MATH 4994 (7811100) 

Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar 
 Part I  Part II 
Credits:  1  2 
Requisites: 
(MATH 3050 Discrete Math or CS 3000),
(MATH 3200 Applied Linear Algebra or MATH 3210 Linear Algebra),
MATH 3300 Calculus III, 6 hours MATH 42004799, Jr. or Sr. status.
In quarter courses, the equivalent prerequisites are
(308 or CS 300)
and (211, 410, or 411) and 263D and (two other 4XX
level courses). 
MATH 4993 
Tier III: 
Taking 4993 and then 4994 is a Tier III equivalent.

Major requirements: 
Taking 4993 and then 4994 counts as one 4xxx course
toward Mathematics major requirements. 
Catalog Description: 
The student participates in a weekly seminar on topics in
mathematics that are beyond the material covered in our
regular courses. During the first semester the student will
develop a proposal for a topic of interest to be presented in
the second semester. 
 The study topic will be presented in
the weekly public seminar and a final written report
will be submitted to the instructor.

Desired Learning Outcomes: 
 The student will become familiar with various advanced
topics in mathematics or applications of mathematics.

 The student will develop an individual plan for further
study and a seminar in a chosen topic.

 The student will develop proficiency at presenting
a mathematical topic in a seminar format.
 The student will develop proficiency at presenting
a mathematical topic in an expository article format.

Description: 
Undergraduate students will participate and give presentations in a
weekly seminar. Topics will vary depending on the interests of the
students. All of the topics covered will be advanced material not
covered in regularly offered courses. Participation will
 build upon and thus reinforce and contextualize more
basic material,
 broaden the students mathematical horizons,
 spark interest in further study in specific areas of
mathematics and allied fields.
In addition to mathematical goals, the activities are designed to
improve oral and written communication skills.

Instructor: 
Martin J. Mohlenkamp,
mohlenka@ohio.edu,
(740)5931259, 315B Morton Hall.
Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:002:55pm,
or by appointment. 
Web page: 
http://www.ohio.edu/people/mohlenka/20132/49934994. 
Class hours/ location: 
Wednesdays 4:105:05pm in 226 Morton Hall. 
 Also Wednesdays 12:551:50pm in 322 Morton Hall. 
Grade: 
Your grade is based on attendance 20%,
participation 20%, first draft of topic proposal 10%, second
draft 20%, and final version 30%. 
Your grade is based on attendance 15%,
participation 15%, oral presentation 30%,
first draft of report 10%, and final version 30%. 
An average of 90% guarantees
you at least an A, 80% a B, 70% a C, and 60% a D. 
Attendance: 
Attendance is part of your grade. Up to
3 missed classes may be made up by attending Mathematics
department research seminars or colloquia. 
Participation: 
Participation is part of your
grade. Small tasks, such as providing feedback on the work of
other students, are included in your participation grade. 
Main Products: 
You will develop a
topic on which you can give an hour public seminar in part II
and write a proposal about it.

You will develop and deliver a public seminar talk on your topic
and write a report on the topic. 
Academic Dishonesty: 
Cooperation and the use of
outsides sources is encouraged, but you must acknowledge in writing
what help you received and from whom or where. Use of sources
without proper citation is considered plagerism and may result in
failure in the class and a report to the university judiciaries. 
Special Needs: 
If you have specific physical, psychiatric,
or learning disabilities
and require accommodations, please let me know as soon as
possible so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. 
Materials: 



Resources: 
 Sources for topic ideas:
 Guides on giving good presentations:
 Rating systems for presentations.
 Presentations available online:
 Guides on writing:
