Seminars from spring semester 2013.

## Math Talk Part II-Deanna Bowers

My second math talk will be a continuation of my earlier talk on expected value. I will talk more about variance in this talk, but it will be how expected value can help you find the variance of a distribution. You may want to refresh yourself on the terms...

## Partial Fractions Continued (3/27/13)

Using much of what was discussed in my last talk, we will prove a very important theorem that deals with a prime expansion of any rational number. An understanding of the following concepts are necessary to complete the proof: Relatively Prime Two positive integers m...

## Spring 2013 – second round of talks

Here is the order for the second round of short talks (according to my random number generator) March 27 Jon Moreland CMJ 38#5: partial fractions, continued March 27 Natalie Battaglia MM 81#1: Buffon's needle and pi April 10 Brittany Zaccaria CMJ 38#2: sudoku,...

## February 27, 2013, Mary Floyd-Applications of Mathematics in Tuning Systems

My presentation today will combine two of my favorite things: music and math. While looking for articles I stumbled upon an article titled "Tuning with Triangles" by Leon Harkleroad published in The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 39, No. 5 (Nov.,2008). Harkleroad's...

## February 27 by Shannon Wood

The link to my article, in The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Mar., 2007), pp. 85-95, can be found here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/27646442.pdf?acceptTC=true The article is titled: "Shutting up like a telescope": Lewis Carroll's "Curious"...

## February 20, Deanna Bowers

I will be talking about Expected Value tomorrow for my math talk. Some key words that you should be familiar with are: data set, mean, and probability distribution (discrete and continuous). The url to my article "Caps and Robbers" is below....

## February 20, 2013, Brittany Zaccaria

I am doing my first talk about the theory/history behind the game of Sudoku. -BZ

## Shannon Wood Math Talk February 27

My math talk will be about a method for finding the determinant for large matrices that involves constructing smaller 2x2 matrices within the larger and finding each of those individual determinant, thus making the matrix easier to work with. The talk will be on Feb...

## February 20, 2013, Deanna Bowers

My math talk is on expected value in statistics and everyday life.

## Mary Floyd-Math Presentation

Happy Math-ing everyone! I am currently listed as doing my talk on right triangles, but this is not written in stone yet. I would like to look into applications of math in nutrition, as I find the topic of nutrition fascinating. Keep checking the math blog for...