by topolski | Dec 3, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

This presentation will tell everyone about the kissing number. What is the kissing number you ask? Well it’s the highest number of equal nonoverlapping spheres in R^n that can touch another sphere in the same space. For example, the kissing number in three-dimensional...
by cunliffe | Dec 2, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

Want to learn how to send coded messages? You’ll never have to worry about someone “accidentally” reading what they’re not supposed to ever again. However, if someone is smart and decodes your message, you’ll have to use the second method...
by niland | Dec 2, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

Whether you are an experienced blackjack player or never heard of the popular card game at all, my talk is for you. Unfortunately my talk is not intended to make you an expert card shark ready to take on Las Vegas. Instead, I will present a mathematical concept of the...
by thainoo | Nov 18, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

I will be presenting my MAT-381 talk about “how to read a QR code without using a smartphone” by decoding its message step by step. The use of QR codes is increasing every day as smartphones become more popular. QR codes can be used to store Wi-Fi set up information,...
by Natasha | Nov 18, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

For my seminar presentation this coming Wednesday, I will be talking about how we can use numbers from the Fibonacci sequence to come up with Pythagorean triples. The article I am basing my presentation on is called “Fibonacci Meets Pythagoras” by David Pagni. My...
by paradowski | Nov 12, 2019 | Fall 2019, Math Seminar

For my 380 talk on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, I will be discussing how mirror reflections work and how to manipulate the mirrors to produce multiple images. And how manipulation and placement of the mirrors can produce the effects of a kaleidoscope. I will also...