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There are 690 members of the Warwick Mathematics Society, of which 0 are new today!
We're 138% of the way toward our target of 500 members.
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You've reached the website of the Warwick Mathematics Society, a student society based at the University of Warwick.

To find out more about the society view the About Us page and join us on Facebook to keep up to date with everything going on!

To see what the society is up to and what we have planned, join our Facebook group above or join the society and watch your emails.

If you would like to join the society you can do so through the Warwick SU website.

Already part of the society? You may like to register yourself on our website so you can access the members-only content, or contribute some content of your own!

The society is academically focused, we offer a number of things to our members:

Academic Resources - we maintain a database of academic resources submitted by our members.

Learn LaTeX is our course (both online and in person) that will help you get to grips with typesetting mathematics on a computer.

Maths Cafe runs every Wednesday 1-4 PM in the undergraduate common room, during terms 1 and 2.

Revision Cafe runs every Wednesday and Friday in the undergraduate common room, during term 3 only.

Discussion Groups are regular talks about interesting mathematics.

On top of the academic support that we offer, the society runs regular socials throughout the year.

Right at the start of the year, we host The Integrating Factor! We spend the night in the Staff Common Room (simply because you won't ever go in there during the rest of the year) accompanied with free food and drink. Being at the start of the year it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new freshers and quite literally 'integrate' with students from all levels of study.

Another favourite is Pub Golf, which starts on campus then takes place around the public houses of Royal Leamington Spa. Don't know what it is? Look it up on Wikipedia!. This year, our first Pub Golf will take place during fresher's fortnight - watch out for details!

Of course, not all of our socials involve drinking. Other socials include pub quizzes, meals out and laserquest

And it all culminates in the final social of the year, the Annual WMS Summer BBQ and Puzzle Trail! Wow! After exams in Term 3, we give you more free food and alcohol in an amazing end of year barbecue. But before that, there's a fantastic yet challenging Puzzle Trail, where you work in teams to solve clues hidden all across campus in order to complete the trail and possibly win a prize!

You can come along to any of our events and join in - please join our Facebook group to find out more info.

If you would like to join the society you can do so through the Warwick SU website.

You can contact the society through the contact page.

You can create a account here in order to access a bit more content on our website. When you register, make sure you enter your Uni ID number. If you are a member of the society then you will gain access to a whole load more content, including our revision guides and the ability to vote in our elections!

In order to become a society member, you will need to buy society membership from Warwick SU. Once you have done this, please wait for an hour before your student ID number is validated. After this, your account will become fully functional

Finally, join our Facebook group to keep up to date with everything that the society is doing. Do it! You know you want to!

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Our main way of publicising events is to use the Facebook page. A stream of it can be found below - please "like" the page if you have Facebook.
Any special news (and an archive of our old news) will also have a story posted below:

WMS Revision Resources

WMS has lots of revision resources to help you with your exams!

There are revision guides:

There are facebook discussion groups where you can ask people questions:

There is a WMS Dropbox with loads of resources:

Good luck with your revision!

DG:= <Binary Quadratic Forms and Quadratic Rings>

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Hope you guys are all enjoying the snow! Following Dr Roger Tribe's talk last week, Florian Bouyer will be doing a talk on Binary Quadratic Forms and Quadratic Rings, this Tuesday at 6pm in MS.04.

This talk is suitable for first years and above.

In 1801 when Gauss was studying Binary Quadratic Forms, he found a way to create a group. Unfortunately his proof was very difficult, and it was only 40 years later when Dirichlet found a link between binary quadratic forms and quadratic rings that an easy prove was found.

In this talk, Florian will explain what binary quadratic forms and quadratic rings are, with examples, and lead to the main theorem on how they are linked.

While this talk is based on the first part of a fourth year project, it is mostly an introduction to a rich area of maths and does not require any previous knowledge. This means it is suitable for everyone including 1st years.

Social: Laser Quest & Cosmo

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We have an action packed social followed by overeating lined up for you. We will be playing 3 games of Laser Quest then heading to Cosmo after for a meal.

We are going for a deal for students which is 3 games for £9.00, each game lasts around 20 minutes. The booking is made for 7 pm so you can meet us straight there or get the bus with us at the main bus stop at 6:15 pm.

Then we will head to Cosmo for a meal which is £12.99, it is a bit expensive but it is worth it!

So if you wanted more information,
Laser Quest:

Hope you all attend and can you confirm if you are attending or not by the end of week 1 (Friday) so the bookings can be confirmed and remember you will need £9.00 for Laser Quest or £21.99 for both.

DG:= <Brownian Motion>

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Discussion Groups are back for Term 2 and we're starting off with a basic introduction to Brownian Motion by Dr Roger Tribe. The DG starts at 6pm this Tuesday in MS.04.

Brownian motion was originally the description given in physics for the random erratic movement of molecules. In 1905 Einstein made a detailed study in which he postulated certain properties should hold. In 1923 mathematical Brownian motion was born when a famous mathematician, Norbert Wiener, showed how to construct a random function W(t) giving the molecules "position'' at time t which had Einstein's properties.

The talk is aimed at 1st years and above and gives a great introduction into the subject if you are planning on taking the 4th year module in later years.

WMS Weeks 9 & 10

Per Mario's comment in my shoutout, here's a quick update on WMS events over the next two weeks!

WMS Week 9:
Week 10:
  • Tuesday 4th Dec, 1-3pm, The Street: 1st Year Revision Guides. Free for members, £1 each for non members.
  • Tuesday 4th Dec, 5-6pm, A0.01: Latex Classes
  • Tuesday 4th Dec, 7pm onwards, MS.02: The WMS Xmas Quiz 2012