Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science

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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.

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For further information contact:
David Seely, Acting Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan 49224-5013
mathcs@albion.edu
(517) 629-0361

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 world-wide 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 two-hour 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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