Bowdoin's mathematics curriculum reflects the department’s belief that mathematics is important both for its practical applications and for its beauty. A broad program of courses has been designed to serve students with a wide range of interests.
The department also participates in an interdisciplinary major in mathematics and economics and an interdisciplinary major with computer science, offering courses in discrete mathematics, numerical analysis, optimization, and combinatorics and graph theory in support of these interdisciplinary fields. In addition, the department has recently started to develop an interdisciplinary program in mathematical biology.
Mathematician of the Day
born: 1st August 1861
Ivar Bendixson taught at Stockholm, then from 1913 to 1927 he was rector of Stockholm University. He worked on set theory and differential equations. He is best remembered for the Poincaré - Bendixson theorem.