GPS and Mathematics

My presentation on Wednesday, October 30th is based on the article “Global Positioning System: The Mathematics of GPS Receivers” written by Richard B. Thompson found in Mathematics Magazine. We will discuss the following three questions: How does a GPS...

Group Theory in Sudoku – MAT 381, 10.30.19

This talk is not about the fastest way to solve sudoku, or how they are formed. In fact, anyone can make a sudoku grid. During my talk, we will examine the different possible sudoku grids and prove that the symmetries of a sudoku grid form a group, and how that...

Sept. 11 talk on R and math

Dr. David Sheets, a talk in math seminar, Science Hall SH-036. NOTE: NEW ROOM at 2:15 pm on Wednesday September 11. “Exploring network graphs with R: An interactive workshop” We will build and display network graphs in the R system,   and perhaps...

Math Seminar for Fall 2019

Mat 380-381-480 meets every Wednesday afternoon, from 2:10pm to 4:00pm. We will start by learning TeX and blogging in WordPress, with informal student talks and guest speakers. Nick – what is LSAT, Sept 11 We will be meeting in Science Hall Room 1004 from now...

Iceland in Winter

Here is a picture, amidst text. It is a satellite picture of Iceland in the winter. I am just trying to get familiar with using pictures in a posting. This is me in Iceland in July 2019

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...

Pattern Detection Using Graph Theory

My presentation on Wednesday, November 2nd was inspired by the paper entitled Pattern detection in forensic case data using graph theory: Application to heroin cutting agents which can be found on ScienceDirect, from August 2006. This paper was written by a group...