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 education, 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 the latter. In addition, the department has recently started to develop an interdisciplinary program in mathematical biology.
Mathematician of the Day
born: 29th March 1873
Tullio Levi-Civita is best known for his work on the absolute differential calculus with its applications to the theory of relativity. In 1900 he published, jointly with Ricci, the theory of tensors in a form which was used by Einstein in his theory of relativity 15 years later.