by Alyssa Hall | Feb 21, 2024 | Spring 2024

In my talk on random graphs, we will go through what a random graph is and the two variations, the Gilbert graphs, and the Erdos-Renyi model. We will discuss the history of these models and how they are similar, but also different. From there we will discuss the...
by mcarthur | Feb 16, 2024 | Spring 2024

Have you ever wondered how people in the war used to communicate without their messages getting intercepted by their enemies? Well before all the technological advances that we have today they would send encoded messages amongst themselves praying that the enemies...
by Cassie Kloss | Dec 18, 2023 | Fall 2023

In my talk [given October 25], I discussed the Fibonacci number sequence and its unique connection to Pythagorean triples. A Pythagorean triple contains three positive integers (a,b,c) that satisfy the Pythagorean theorem for a right triangle. My primary focus will be...
by solar | Dec 4, 2023 | Fall 2023

Hi everyone! For my 480 talk this week I will be discussing the topic of chaos within mathematics. I will start with the history of the first appearance of chaos, and give a description of what this concept really is in math. I will show some other examples of chaos,...
by algaithy | Nov 27, 2023 | Fall 2023

In this presentation, titled “Graph Theory and Applications”, we will go through a comprehensive exploration of graph theory, covering fundamental concepts, real-world applications, and intriguing connections to both nature, gaming and the computer world....
by Cassie Kloss | Nov 15, 2023 | Fall 2023

In my talk, I will explore the relationship between the Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio. The golden ratio is an irrational number that often emerges in various fields, including nature, art, architecture, and geometry. My talk is primarily based on the...
by Alyssa Hall | Nov 14, 2023 | Fall 2023

Math anxiety and the differences in mathematical performance are common issues discussed among peers in school and a commonly arising issue for educators, especially in a high school setting. Today, I will be discussing this issue and the data that I have found in...
by gryglewicz | Nov 6, 2023 | Fall 2023

If you have ever wondered how the decision is made whether or not to install a left turn arrow at a traffic light…. your question will be answered. I will be discussing how the state of Pennsylvania determines whether a left turn arrow is necessary; and the math...
by Gloria Uwizeye | Nov 1, 2023 | Fall 2023

During my 25-minute talk, I will go over the fundamental concepts of linear regression models and their application in economic forecasting. Linear regression, a widely used statistical technique, provides a quantitative basis for understanding the relationships...
by mcarthur | Oct 30, 2023 | Fall 2023

Could you ever imagine running a four-minute mile? My presentation is based on the article The Fastest Way Not to Run a Four-Minute Mile by Michael Bolt, Anthony Meyer, and Nicholas Visser. During my talk, I will give you a brief overview of the history of...