Lorenz Halbeisen: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

 Name Prof. Dr. Lorenz Halbeisen Address Dep. MathematikETH Zürich, HG G 51.5Rämistrasse 1018092 ZürichSWITZERLAND Telephone +41 44 633 84 60 E-mail lorenz.halbeisen@math.ethz.ch URL http://www.math.ethz.ch/~halorenz Department Mathematics Relationship Adjunct Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
401-0251-00LMathematics I6 credits4V + 2UL. Halbeisen
AbstractThis course covers mathematical concepts and techniques necessary to model, solve and discuss scientific problems - notably through ordinary differential equations.
ObjectiveMathematics is of ever increasing importance to the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The key is the so-called mathematical modelling cycle, i.e. the translation of problems from outside of mathematics into mathematics, the study of the mathematical problems (often with the help of high level mathematical software packages) and the interpretation of the results in the original environment.

The goal of Mathematics I and II is to provide the mathematical foundations relevant for this paradigm. Differential equations are by far the most important tool for modelling and are therefore a main focus of both of these courses.
Content1. Single-Variable Calculus:
review of differentiation, linearisation, Taylor polynomials, maxima and minima, antiderivative, fundamental theorem of calculus, integration methods, improper integrals.

2. Linear Algebra and Complex Numbers:
systems of linear equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, cartesian and polar forms for complex numbers, complex powers, complex roots, fundamental theorem of algebra.

3. Ordinary Differential Equations:
separable ordinary differential equations (ODEs), integration by substitution, 1st and 2nd order linear ODEs, homogeneous systems of linear ODEs with constant coefficients, introduction to 2-dimensional dynamical systems.
Literature- Thomas, G. B.: Thomas' Calculus, Part 1 (Pearson Addison-Wesley).
- Bretscher, O.: Linear Algebra with Applications (Pearson Prentice Hall).
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: familiarity with the basic notions from Calculus, in particular those of function and derivative.

Mathe-Lab (Assistance):
Mondays 12-14, Tuesdays 17-19, Wednesdays 17-19, in Room HG E 41.
401-3034-00LAxiomatic Set Theory8 credits3V + 1UL. Halbeisen
AbstractEs werden ausführlich die Axiome der Mengenlehre besprochen und parallel dazu wird die Theorie der Ordinal- und Kardinalzahlen aufgebaut. Zudem werden Ultrafilter untersucht und es wird das Martinaxiom eingeführt.
Objective
ContentEs werden ausführlich die Axiome der Mengenlehre besprochen und parallel dazu wird die Theorie der Ordinal- und Kardinalzahlen aufgebaut. Insbesondere wird die Kontinuumshypothese behandelt und einige Konsequenzen besprochen. Zudem werden Ultrafilter untersucht und die Existenz gewisser Ultrafilter diskutiert. Im letzten Teil der Vorlesung wird das Martin-Axiom eingeführt, mit dessen Hilfe sich interessante Konsistenzresultate in Topologie und Masstheorie, sowie Resultate über Ultrafilter, beweisen lassen.
Lecture notesIch werde mich weitgehend an mein Buch "Combinatorial Set Theory" (2nd ed., erscheint im Herbst 2017) halten.
Literature"Combinatorial Set Theory: with a gentle introduction to forcing" (Springer-Verlag 2012)

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/book/978-1-4471-2172-5
401-9983-00LMentored Work Subject Didactics Mathematics A
Mentored Work Subject Didactics in Mathematics for TC and Teaching Diploma.
2 credits4AM. Akveld, K. Barro, A. Barth, L. Halbeisen, M. Huber, N. Hungerbühler, A. F. Müller, C. Rüede
AbstractIn their mentored work on subject didactics, students put into practice the contents of the subject-didactics lectures and go into these in greater depth. Under supervision, they compile tuition materials that are conducive to learning and/or analyse and reflect on certain topics from a subject-based and pedagogical angle.
ObjectiveThe objective is for the students:
- to be able to familiarise themselves with a tuition topic by consulting different sources, acquiring materials and reflecting on the relevance of the topic and the access they have selected to this topic from a specialist, subject-didactics and pedagogical angle and potentially from a social angle too.
- to show that they can independently compile a tuition sequence that is conducive to learning and develop this to the point where it is ready for use.
ContentThematische Schwerpunkte
Die Gegenstände der mentorierten Arbeit in Fachdidaktik stammen in der Regel aus dem gymnasialen Unterricht.

Lernformen
Alle Studierenden erhalten ein individuelles Thema und erstellen dazu eine eigenständige Arbeit. Sie werden dabei von ihrer Betreuungsperson begleitet. Gegebenenfalls stellen sie ihre Arbeit oder Aspekte daraus in einem Kurzvortrag vor. Die mentorierte Arbeit ist Teil des Portfolios der Studierenden.
Lecture notesEine kurze Anleitung zur mentorierten Arbeit in Fachdidaktik wird zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureDie Literatur ist themenspezifisch. Die Studierenden beschaffen sie sich in der Regel selber (siehe Lernziele). In besonderen Fällen wird sie vom Betreuer zur Verfügung gestellt.
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Arbeit sollte vor Beginn des Praktikums abgeschlossen werden.
401-9984-00LMentored Work Subject Didactics Mathematics B
Mentored Work Subject Didactics in Mathematics for Teaching Diploma and for students upgrading TC to Teaching Diploma.
2 credits4AM. Akveld, K. Barro, A. Barth, L. Halbeisen, M. Huber, N. Hungerbühler, A. F. Müller, C. Rüede
AbstractIn their mentored work on subject didactics, students put into practice the contents of the subject-didactics lectures and go into these in greater depth. Under supervision, they compile tuition materials that are conducive to learning and/or analyse and reflect on certain topics from a subject-based and pedagogical angle.
ObjectiveThe objective is for the students:
- to be able to familiarise themselves with a tuition topic by consulting different sources, acquiring materials and reflecting on the relevance of the topic and the access they have selected to this topic from a specialist, subject-didactics and pedagogical angle and potentially from a social angle too.
- to show that they can independently compile a tuition sequence that is conducive to learning and develop this to the point where it is ready for use.
ContentThematische Schwerpunkte
Die Gegenstände der mentorierten Arbeit in Fachdidaktik stammen in der Regel aus dem gymnasialen Unterricht.

Lernformen
Alle Studierenden erhalten ein individuelles Thema und erstellen dazu eine eigenständige Arbeit. Sie werden dabei von ihrer Betreuungsperson begleitet. Gegebenenfalls stellen sie ihre Arbeit oder Aspekte daraus in einem Kurzvortrag vor. Die mentorierte Arbeit ist Teil des Portfolios der Studierenden.
Lecture notesEine kurze Anleitung zur mentorierten Arbeit in Fachdidaktik wird zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureDie Literatur ist themenspezifisch. Die Studierenden beschaffen sie sich in der Regel selber (siehe Lernziele). In besonderen Fällen wird sie vom Betreuer zur Verfügung gestellt.
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Arbeit sollte vor Beginn des Praktikums abgeschlossen werden.
401-9985-00LMentored Work Specialised Courses in the Respective Subject with an Educational Focus Mathematics A
Mentored Work Specialised Courses in the Respective Subject with an Educational Focus in Mathematics for TC and Teaching Diploma.
2 credits4AM. Akveld, K. Barro, A. Barth, L. Halbeisen, M. Huber, N. Hungerbühler, A. F. Müller, C. Rüede
AbstractIn the mentored work on their subject specialisation, students link high-school and university aspects of the subject, thus strengthening their teaching competence with regard to curriculum decisions and the future development of the tuition. They compile texts under supervision that are directly comprehensible to the targeted readers - generally specialist-subject teachers at high-school level.
ObjectiveThe aim is for the students
- to familiarise themselves with a new topic by obtaining material and studying the sources, so that they can selectively extend their specialist competence in this way.
- to independently develop a text on the topic, with special focus on its mathematical comprehensibility in respect of the level of knowledge of the targeted readership.
- To try out different options for specialist further training in their profession.
ContentThematische Schwerpunkte:
Die mentorierte Arbeit in FV besteht in der Regel in einer Literaturarbeit über ein Thema, das einen Bezug zum gymnasialem Unterricht oder seiner Weiterentwicklung hat. Die Studierenden setzen darin Erkenntnisse aus den Vorlesungen in FV praktisch um.

Lernformen:
Alle Studierenden erhalten ein individuelles Thema und erstellen dazu eine eigenständige Arbeit. Sie werden dabei von ihrer Betreuungsperson begleitet. Gegebenenfalls stellen sie ihre Arbeit oder Aspekte daraus in einem Kurzvortrag vor. Die mentorierte
Arbeit ist Teil des Portfolios der Studierenden.
Lecture notesEine Anleitung zur mentorierten Arbeit in FV wird zur Verfügung gestellt.
LiteratureDie Literatur ist themenspezifisch. Sie muss je nach Situation selber beschafft werden oder wird zur Verfügung gestellt.
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Arbeit sollte vor Beginn des Praktikums abgeschlossen werden.
401-9986-00LMentored Work Specialised Courses in the Respective Subject with an Educational Focus Mathematics B
Mentored Work Specialised Courses in the Respective Subject with an Educational Focus in Mathematics for Teaching Diploma and for students upgrading TC to Teaching Diploma.
2 credits4AM. Akveld, K. Barro, A. Barth, L. Halbeisen, M. Huber, N. Hungerbühler, A. F. Müller, C. Rüede
AbstractIn the mentored work on their subject specialisation, students link high-school and university aspects of the subject, thus strengthening their teaching competence with regard to curriculum decisions and the future development of the tuition. They compile texts under supervision that are directly comprehensible to the targeted readers - generally specialist-subject teachers at high-school level.
Objective
406-0251-AALMathematics I
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RL. Halbeisen
AbstractThis course covers mathematical concepts and techniques necessary to model, solve and discuss scientific problems - notably through ordinary differential equations.
ObjectiveMathematics is of ever increasing importance to the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The key is the so-called mathematical modelling cycle, i.e. the translation of problems from outside of mathematics into mathematics, the study of the mathematical problems (often with the help of high level mathematical software packages) and the interpretation of the results in the original environment.

The goal of Mathematics I and II is to provide the mathematical foundations relevant for this paradigm. Differential equations are by far the most important tool for modelling and are therefore a main focus of both of these courses.
Content1. Linear Algebra and Complex Numbers:
systems of linear equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, cartesian and polar forms for complex numbers, complex powers, complex roots, fundamental theorem of algebra.

2. Single-Variable Calculus:
review of differentiation, linearisation, Taylor polynomials, maxima and minima, antiderivative, fundamental theorem of calculus, integration methods, improper integrals.

3. Ordinary Differential Equations:
separable ordinary differential equations (ODEs), integration by substitution, 1st and 2nd order linear ODEs, homogeneous systems of linear ODEs with constant coefficients, introduction to 2-dimensional dynamical systems.
Literature- Bretscher, O.: Linear Algebra with Applications (Pearson Prentice Hall).
- Thomas, G. B.: Thomas' Calculus, Part 1 - Early Transcendentals (Pearson Addison-Wesley).
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: familiarity with the basic notions from Calculus, in particular those of function and derivative.

Assistance:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 17-19h, in Room HG E 41.
406-2004-AALAlgebra II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
5 credits11RL. Halbeisen
AbstractGalois theory and Representations of finite groups, algebras.

The precise content changes with the examiner. Candidates must therefore contact the examiner in person before studying the material.
ObjectiveIntroduction to fundamentals of Galois theory, and representation theory of finite groups and algebras
ContentFundamentals of Galois theory
Representation theory of finite groups and algebras
Lecture notesFor a summary of the content and exercises with solutions of my lecture course in FS2016 see:
https://www2.math.ethz.ch/education/bachelor/lectures/fs2016/math/algebra2/
LiteratureS. Lang, Algebra, Springer Verlag
B.L. van der Waerden: Algebra I und II, Springer Verlag
I.R. Shafarevich, Basic notions of algebra, Springer verlag
G. Mislin: Algebra I, vdf Hochschulverlag
U. Stammbach: Algebra, in der Polybuchhandlung erhältlich
I. Stewart: Galois Theory, Chapman Hall (2008)
G. Wüstholz, Algebra, vieweg-Verlag, 2004
J-P. Serre, Linear representations of finite groups, Springer Verlag
Prerequisites / NoticeAlgebra I
406-2005-AALAlgebra I and II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
12 credits26RL. Halbeisen
AbstractIntroduction and development of some basic algebraic structures - groups, rings, fields including Galois theory, representations of finite groups, algebras.

The precise content changes with the examiner. Candidates must therefore contact the examiner in person before studying the material.
Objective
ContentBasic notions and examples of groups;
Subgroups, Quotient groups and Homomorphisms,
Group actions and applications

Basic notions and examples of rings;
Ring Homomorphisms,
ideals, and quotient rings, rings of fractions
Euclidean domains, Principal ideal domains, Unique factorization
domains

Basic notions and examples of fields;
Field extensions, Algebraic extensions, Classical straight edge and compass constructions

Fundamentals of Galois theory
Representation theory of finite groups and algebras
Lecture notesFor a summary of the content and exercises with solutions of my lecture courses in HS2015 and FS2016 see:
https://www2.math.ethz.ch/education/bachelor/lectures/hs2015/math/algebra1/index-2.html
https://www2.math.ethz.ch/education/bachelor/lectures/fs2016/math/algebra2/
LiteratureS. Lang, Algebra, Springer Verlag
B.L. van der Waerden: Algebra I und II, Springer Verlag
I.R. Shafarevich, Basic notions of algebra, Springer verlag
G. Mislin: Algebra I, vdf Hochschulverlag
U. Stammbach: Algebra, in der Polybuchhandlung erhältlich
I. Stewart: Galois Theory, Chapman Hall (2008)
G. Wüstholz, Algebra, vieweg-Verlag, 2004
J-P. Serre, Linear representations of finite groups, Springer Verlag