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# Mark Stern : In Search of the Second Derivative

The goal of this talk is to show how the search for a proper definition of the second derivative of a function leads us to Yang Mills theory, the mathematics underlying modern particle physics and the source of powerful tools in topology and geometry. Along the way, we will introduce vector bundles, connections, and curvature. We assume a knowledge of multivariable calculus (and the first derivative).

**Category**: Graduate/Faculty Seminar**Duration**: 01:34:52**Date**: March 7, 2014 at 4:25 PM**Views**: 129-
**Tags:**seminar, Graduate/faculty Seminar

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