

Welcome!
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at
Albion College includes the disciplines of pure and applied
mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The department
offers majors and minors in Mathematics and
Computer Science. See our links on the left for more details.
For further information contact:
David Seely, Acting Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion,
Michigan 492245013
mathcs@albion.edu
(517) 6290361 



Mathematics and the Internet
Mathematics is the language of Internet operation, from the binary
numbers that describe text and images to the complex data structures of
search engines for the World Wide Web. Adroit combinations of old and
new ideas from fields like number theory have enabled such key Internet
technologies as data encryption for secure financial transactions. At the
same time, the Internet has given birth to worldwide collaborations among
mathematics teachers and researchers, collaborations that are advancing
both education from kindergarten through university and our understanding
of some of the most difficult problems of pure and applied mathematics.
The above image depicts Internet traffic in 1997 over a twohour period, with the color and thickness of the lines encoding the traffic.
Visit the 1997 Mathematics Awareness Website for more information.
April is Mathematics Awareness Month.
Each year the mathematics community
celebrates the importance of mathematics in our lives.
The theme for 1997 was "Mathematics and the Internet".
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