Workshop Lectures on Applied Maths & Matrix Algebra / Thu 9.15am-12am and 4.30-7pm, Sat 4.30-7pm
These intensive lectures provide an opportunity for a participant to initially develop, or perhaps refresh, an intuitive understanding of the concepts of basic matrix algebra (the first three days) and calculus (the final day). The ultimate goal is to develop a sufficient level of understanding of these foundational mathematical tools that will allow a participant to adequately comprehend and successfully apply them in subsequent GSERM coursework. In addition to the lectures, problems and solutions will be provided to enhance the learning process and provide for self-evaluation. It is assumed that the participants are proficient in rudimentary algebra. This series of workshop lectures carries no formal academic credit.