Hello my name is Bryan. I like thinking about the shortest distance between two locations because it may actually be helpful for anyone who moves through the day, which if I had to guess is not anyone who is reading this. If your energy is in the presence of my talk on Wednesday, April 21st 2021 you will experience me talking about the shortest distance function of a continuous line that is bounded between two other functions with certain conditions between two endpoints. A way to think about it is trying to figure out the shortest path on a race track with many curves and turns. I wished to keep my solution to the very basics so I will be proving this function exists and its uniqueness only with some algebra, a tad of calculus and some simple geometry principles most particularly concerning those of a triangle.

I would really appreciate it if no one showed up. See everyone Wednesday.

Hi Bryan! Nice job on this presentation. I think you did a great job of presenting information in a way so that your audience was not only able to follow along, but also enjoy. I think your visualizations on GeoGebra were very helpful, and it was a really great idea to break down the overall path into segments so that you could explain where those paths were coming from and why they were the best option. Doing that really helped clarify the key points of your presentation. Great job!

Great job on the presentation! It was a well-organized and thoughtful presentation. I get to learn about the shortest distance between two locations where you could save time and arrive on time. This presentation made me realized that this is why people must have created a GPS. It made me easier to understand more when you show me the visual graphs on GeoGebra on slides. Thank you for the presentation. Looking forward to your future research.

This was a great presentation. I also enjoy thinking about the shortest distance between two locations. I’m glad my energy was in the presence of your presentation. In all seriousness, this was a great talk. Applying complex mathematical ideas to something amusing is great. I remember some seminar talk a couple years ago where someone showed a video of a computer that was programmed to play one of the original Mario games perfectly. Anyway, great math, great humor.

Great job on the presentation Bryan! I liked how you used something that I think we are are familiar with. Everything was very well organized and you did a great job explaining everything!

Excellent work. Tying your presentation to the game, Mario Kart, was very creative. Not only was it creative, but it also made the presentation really interesting and easy to understand. I feel like it’s easier to grasp a concept if you have like a picture of it in your head.