Description: A discrete process is the same as a recurrence relation, e.g., the Fibonacci relation. The behavior of such a process is similar to that of a differential equation. One key difference is that solutions are sequences of numbers or vectors. Moreover, it is clear that given an initial condition one obtains a solution. As with differential equations it is interesting to study the long time behavior of solutions. This can be quite difficult even for linear systems and uses just about everything one might learn in linear algebra.
These two online programs are being offered at UCLA starting this fall. First, you get to choose which program fits your personality – are you more Happiness Challenge or ReBoot Camp? Next, create your personalized goal plan. Then, every week there will be a new habit targeting things like socializing, stress coping, procrastination, physical exercise, sleep, and more. Both programs cover the same habits, and each week you choose which specific skills and strategies you want to try. Every time you log activity on your account, you’ll be entered for prize drawings.
Celebrate the start of the academic year with the UCLA Alumni Association. New and returning UCLA students are invited to enjoy Diddy Riese Cookies with Joe and Josie Bruin on the first day of fall quarter.
Every year, a team of UCLA students participates in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. The competition consists of a three-hour morning session and a three-hour afternoon session. The problems in the competition are elementary, yet difficult, and require more originality and ingenuity than ordinary math exam problems. Consequently, an extensive knowledge of upper division mathematics is not required. We encourage you to consider participating in this year's competition, which will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Applications are sought for the CCA PhD course in Mathematical Analysis starting in October 2018.
We are looking for first-class applicants who are either doing (or have completed) a Masters-level course in mathematics or a four-year degree course in a mathematical subject, and who ideally have some prior experience of studying mathematical analysis.