Overview
In this course we will study an introduction to Tropical Geometry, including tropical arithmetic and linear algebra, tropical varieties, tropicalization, and other assorted topics and applications.Instructors
Dagan KarpOffice hours: TBA, and open door.
Office Location: Olin 1267
Textbook
We will use Introduction to Tropical Geometry, by Diane Maclagan and Bernd Sturmfels.Grades
Homework and classwork will account for 70% of the course grade, with the remaining 30% determined by a final project.Homework
Homework will be due in class on Tuesdays. Please consult the HMC mathematics homework format guidelines for helpful tips on homework submission and formatting.LaTeX
Students should use LaTeX for homework, but hand drawn figures are fine.Disabilities
Students who need disabilityrelated accommodations are encouraged to discuss this with the instructor as soon as possible.Honor Code
Though cooperation on homework assignments is encouraged, students are expected to write up their own solutions individually. That is, no copying. Comprehension is the goal, so even with cooperation, you should understand solutions well enough to write them up yourself. It is appropriate to acknowledge the assistance of others; if you work with others on a homework question, please write their names in the margin. The HMC Honor Code applies in all matters of conduct concerning this course.Homework Assignments










