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This LaTeX document is a template to be used by Bates mathematics rising seniors to create a seminar proposal.
As a guide, the document is already filled out to represent a fictitious proposal, and all you need to do is modify the entries below to represent your own proposal.
Once you have finished your proposal, export it to a PDF file. Give the file a USEFUL name, for example, RiemannSeminarProposal.PDF. Email the PDF file to Laura Wardwell, the Academic Administrative Assistant for Hathorn Hall, at lwardwel@bates.edu
This LaTex document was modified: Feb/Mar 2013 by Catherine Buell
Feb 2015 by Meredith Greer
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\centerline{\textbf{\Large{Senior Seminar Proposal}}}
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\noindent \textbf{Name:} %Your name goes here.
Bernhard Riemann
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\noindent \textbf{Major Plus Two:} %Write your majors, minors or GECs.
Mathematics Major, German Minor, Latin GEC.
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\noindent \textbf{Seminar Choice:} %Just name the course that is your first preference.
MATH 495X: Advanced Topics in Number Theory
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\noindent \textbf{Have you taken Math 309 or do you plan to take it concurrently with seminar?}
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I have already taken Math 309.
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\noindent\textbf{Why is this seminar your first choice? Please discuss your mathematics interests, the course specifics, scheduling needs, and other reasons for your choice.}
The Advanced Topics in Number Theory course seems like the perfect capstone experience for me. I took the Number Theory course in the fall of my junior year l and I am eager to learn more about topics like algebraic number theory, p-adic analysis, Diophantine equations, factoring algorithms, Fermat's Last Theorem and gaps between primes. These topics are related to $\dots$
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Some of these topics were explored in the number theory course; however, I can see how abstract algebra, s21, and even analysis are related to the topics in the seminar. This course will complement the mathematics that I have seen before and let me use my skills from these courses to understand and work on advanced number theory topics. I am particularly interested in the complex analysis applications to the distribution of primes $\dots$.
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Also, I travel for the skiing team every Friday, so it is not possible for me to take Professor Weber's course on Advances in Electromagnetism which meets on Mondays and Fridays.
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