ESP Biography

HENRIQUE MONTEIRO, Junior studying Mechanical Eng and Applied Math

Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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M864: Numerical Methods in Splash Fall 2019 (Oct. 27, 2019)
A coding class in Python to teach you key computational techniques to (easily) solve a variety of hard problems in the Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering in a few minutes. Numerical Methods are a huge thing today, and they are used everywhere! We will be programming a computer to (1) estimate as many digits of pi as we want, (2) solve very complicated equations or systems of equations (including differential equations), (3) provide precise solutions for problems that demand advanced Math without actually using anything advanced I will try to make things as visual as possible so that everybody can develop an intuitive understanding of it. It will be a lot of fun!

M806: MATHEMAGIC - mindblowing math concepts and problems in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
Forget calculus! In this class, you will (1) solve graph theory problems that puzzled people for generations, (2) understand the incredible equation that made Euler believe he found the proof for the existence of God, (3) know the truth and the tricks behind the famous Fibonacci sequence, (4) learn how to calculate the digits of pi on your own and (5) understand some of the most famous problems in the history of math and how you can get $1,000,000 solving one of them. BONUS: you will learn how to prove to your friends that the sum of all integers is -1/12 (no joke, this is a real Math result).

E619: Intro to Space Exploration in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
An interdisciplinary overview of aerospace, with a particular focus in astronautical engineering. Co-taught by members of Columbia Space Initiative.