Trigonometry and Astronomy

My talk for Wednesday December 7th will be about the history of trigonometry along with some mathematicians associated with trig, and how trigonometry can be used in Astronomy. By reading the article by Herb Silverman called, Trigonometric Identities through...

The Irrationality in Nature

My talk on December 7th is based on the article Golden, Sqrt{2}, and π Flowers: A Spiral Story, written by Michael Naylor, found in Vol. 75, No. 3 (Jun., 2002) of the Mathematics Magazine. I will discuss the contents of this article on how we can find important...

Simultaneous Equations Model-a talk

background for the talk by Jaci Luisi and Kristin DeRose The following are some definitions that apply to our talk: Econometrics- the branch of economics concerned with the use of mathematical methods, especially statistics, in description systems. Simultaneity- the...

Municipal Bond Ratings

This semester I wrote my thesis on the determinants of municipal bond ratings. I created my own econometric model which may be used to forecast changes in future bond ratings. My math talk will discuss the regression techniques which I used in this model and analysis....

The Nature of Fractals

My talk will be opening your eyes to the world of Fractals. Fractals are basically an intriguing way to look at the world and many different forms throughout the natural world. They have two main properties; self-similarity and fractional dimension. Both of which will...