### Homework on Proof, Certainty, Success and Discoveries in Mathematics

- To turn in: Watch
the SYNC TED
video and then name at least
two strengths and/or weaknesses of how Strogatz presented mathematics there,
especially in reference to Paul Halmos' ideas of
"How to talk mathematics."

- Next read on ASULearn:
*The View from Here: The Edge of My Seat* by Katherine Merow.
*Math Horizons* Volume 18, No. 3, February 2011, p. 12-14.
*The Beauty of Bounded Gaps* by Jordan Ellenberg.
*Math Horizons*, Volume 21, No. 1, September 2013, pp. 5-7.
- Chapter 1 of
*SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order* by
Steven Strogatz. New York: Hyperion, 2003, pp. 11-39.

To turn in:
For each of the 3 readings, name at least two aspects from the reading
that surprised you, that you found interesting, disagreed with, want to
discuss during class, or had a
question on (so you will have at least six total - two from each reading).

- If you did not already turn in the
questions related to the
*The Proof* then finish them up to turn in.
We watched the NOVA version, but here is the
BBC version
as well as a text transcript of the NOVA version