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Math & Cookies

Math & Cookies

Come savor cookies (and brownies!) and enjoy an introductory math talk! After the presentation there will be time to socialize with fellow students and faculty members.


 MATH & COOKIES IV

Speaker: Laura Turner
Title: To infinity ... and beyond!
Subtitle: Some paradoxes of the infinite throughout history

Abstract: Zeno's dichotomy paradox states (roughly) that to reach the fi nish line in a race, a runner must fi rst get halfway there. Before he can get halfway there, he must get a quarter of the way there. Before traveling a quarter, he must travel one-eighth; before an eighth, one-sixteenth; and so on. Since this sequence continues forever, how can the runner reach the finish? How can he even take a single step?
The infi nite and the in finitely small | confounded mathematicians from antiquity. In this talk, I'll touch upon a few interesting discussions related to the infi nite, focusing on known paradoxes throughout history related to physics and calculus.

Location: FOB S14
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Date: Wednesday April 9, 2014


 MATH & COOKIES III

Speaker: Stanley R. Huddy

Title: Chaos and Butterflies

Abstract: If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil does this set o a tornado in Texas? Why are weather reports often incorrect? Join me as we answer these questions and more through a visually interactive introduction to chaos theory.

Location: FOB S14
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014


 MATH & COOKIES II

The Pythagorean Theorem

By Francis Valiquette

Abstract: Given a right triangle, the Pythagorean Theorem says that c2 = a2 + b2. How many proofs of this theorem do you know?
In the book, The Pythagorean Proposition, Elisha Scoot Loomis gives 256 proofs! At our next Math & Cookies get together I will show 2 of these proofs. If you have had Axiomatic Geometry, you'll be able to help derive the two proofs.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

FOB S-12
MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE ROOM


MATH & COOKIES I

TAYLOR SERIES, ARC-TANGENT, AND PI

By David Hobby

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

FOB S-12
MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE ROOM