Splash Biography

EITAN MINSKY-FENICK, Yale Freshman Studying Physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Okay intro over.
I’m a freshman student, I study physics and maybe math, we shall see. I actually have teaching experience, but it’s usefulness remains to be seen. I like pretty things, like proofs and the sliding block problem. Bonus points if you ask about the sliding block problem.
Yes I know you don’t get a grade.
I’m honestly a fun person to hear lecture, or at least I am in my imagination. You are important to me, and if you want to stay after and talk to me about anything, literally, I will be glad to have that discussion with you.

Past Classes

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M3578: Building Mathematics And Fun, Hard Problems in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Modeled after MATH230, this course starts from the premise that you know how to count with positive whole numbers, and goes from there. From that, we should end up moving through functions into linear algebra, stopping by $$\sqrt{2}$$ and calling it irrational, and finally wind up at a bit of calculus and multivariable calculus. Or, you know, we might get sidetracked if one of you had a beautiful problem I’ve never seen before. And if you (collectively via democratic process) all want to learn something different, like probability, basic science, or physics, I might teach that instead. Also some of my favorite problems will be discussed.