by Terrence Bisson | Feb 17, 2022 | Fun Math, MathSeminars_old

We looked at three puzzles, and chose Problem 346. After some experiments, we conjectured that the only square in the list is 9, and tried expressing numbers like $88889$ in several different ways, starting from $999=10^4-1$.
by Terrence Bisson | Feb 14, 2022 | MathSeminars_old

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Fox Location: Canisius College Science Hall, Room 1053. Title: Kolmogorov Complexity. Date/Time: Feb. 16 (Wed), 2:30 pm Abstract: How hard is it to describe a number? Clearly not that hard; you can write down thenumber. But, for exceedingly huge...
by Terrence Bisson | Feb 8, 2022 | MathSeminars_old

Numberphile maintains an interesting collection of youtube videos. We will watch one in Math Seminar on February 9, 2022. It is a tribute to J H Conway in the form of a podcast with animations. J. Lagarias, The 3x+1 problem and its generalizations, Amer. Math....
by Terrence Bisson | Feb 5, 2022 | Math Seminar

Andy Chaplin installed a plug-in called Simple MathJax that makes TeX work on our blog. Thanks! This experiment shows that you can do in-line TeX in two ways and get the same result: $\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ and \(\sqrt{x^2+y^2}\). And the display works too:...
by Terrence Bisson | Feb 2, 2022 | Uncategorized

The Canisius Earning Excellence Program, also known as CEEP, is an exciting learning opportunity that pairs students with Canisius faculty for educational and rewarding experiences. The CEEP positions of excellence are intellectually demanding and create opportunities...