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April 19, 2017

Functional Equations, Entropy and Diversity: A Seminar Course

Posted by Tom Leinster

I’ve just finished teaching a seminar course officially called “Functional Equations”, but really more about the concepts of entropy and diversity.

I’m grateful to the participants — from many parts of mathematics, biology and physics, at levels from undergraduate to professor — who kept coming and contributing, week after week. It was lots of fun, and I learned a great deal.

This post collects together all the material in one place. First, the notes:

Now, the posts I wrote every week:

Posted at April 19, 2017 5:06 PM UTC

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Re: Functional Equations, Entropy and Diversity: A Seminar Course

Thank you for posting all the material in one place. Once I am done grading the final exams in the next few days I can start reading your notes.

Posted by: Eugene on May 10, 2017 10:22 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Functional Equations, Entropy and Diversity: A Seminar Course

Great, I’m really glad to hear it! And I’ll be very interested to have your input or responses. This material is some distance from category theory, which I guess is one reason why these posts haven’t picked up an awful lot of comments from readers so far, but I think we covered some exciting topics.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on May 11, 2017 1:01 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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