by Natasha | Apr 28, 2020 | Spring 2020

The Fibonacci Sequence was introduced by Leonardo Pisano aka Fibonacci, who was an Italian mathematician during the Middle Ages. Fibonacci introduced the sequence as a solution to the Rabbit problem. Suppose you had two rabbits, one male and one female. Every month,...
by spinosa | Apr 28, 2020 | Spring 2020

A tricky and lucrative problem has existed for decades in the airline industry that was ripe for a mathematician to solve. Given a set of criteria, what is the most efficient order in which to land airplanes during inclement weather? Many obstacles arise when...
by cunliffe | Apr 28, 2020 | Spring 2020

Imagine: You are sitting in a coffee shop on your phone when all of a sudden you get the urge to check the balance of your bank account. You go to settings in your phone and connect to the free WiFi at the coffee shop. Then you goon the bank’s website or in...
by sugiyama | Apr 26, 2020 | Spring 2020

Mathematics Seminars 2020 Mathematical modeling of annual plants Speaker: Tomoatsu Sugiyama Abstract Mathematical model is a representation in mathematical terms of the behavior of real devices and objects. It is used in many contexts such as physics,...
by paradowski | Apr 26, 2020 | Spring 2020

Hello fellow members of the Math Department! Jon and I worked on our 381 talk together on Taxicab Geometry. In our talk we will touch on the basics of Taxicab Geometry to get a good understanding, then get into the distance formula used and a look into n-dimensional...
by okon | Apr 23, 2020 | Spring 2020

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all doing well during this crazy time. I have finally completed my MAT 380 seminar on The Birthday Paradox and Monty Hall Problem. It wasn’t easy, and I really struggled with LaTeX at first, but I think things really came together...