SIAM Student Group Solves Purdue's Problems
The SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) student chapter at SUNY New Paltz meets once a month to plan chapter events such as guest lectures and industry tours. They also work together on challenging math problems. Here, students of the SIAM chapter work on a problem that came from the Department of Mathematics at Purdue University. The problem is: Let a particle move on a straight line with non–decreasing acceleration for 0 ≤ t ≤ T . Show that its velocity at t = T/2 cannot exceed its average velocity. Pictured from left to right are Ryan Vinson, Jason Caggiano, Rosemary Holguin, Carly Anderson, Robin Augustine and Ben Briggs.