Here is a complete list of the Senior Seminar talks to be given this semester.
**All talks are at 2:30 p.m.
**The Wednesday talks are in Jeanmarie 281; **the Monday talks are in SE 102
The descriptions have, in some cases, been taken from the proposals you handed in several weeks ago – if you would like me to update the title or description before I post this on the bulletin board, please let me know!
Faculty! – Please encourage Junior and Sophomore math majors to attend some of these talks!
Wednesday, March 23 – Diana Coulter
Game, Set, Match: Predicting the Outcomes of Tennis Matches.
The talk will describe how probability and computer science can be used to predict the outcomes of a tennis match.
Wednesday March 30 – Kathryn Ennist
Dynamical Systems: The Period Three Theorem
The talk will discuss periodicity in dynamical systems and will include a proof of Li and Yorke’s famous result which is often summarized as “period three implies chaos”.
Monday April 4 – Amanda Dargie
The Four Color Theorem
The talk will include a proof of the four color theorem along with some examples and applications.
Wednesday April 6 -- Jess Scheld
The talk will cover various aspects of fractals including fractal dimension and some applications of fractals.
Wednesday April 13 – Gordon Hines
Fibonacci Numbers and Some Interesting Applications
The presentation will consist of the Linear Algebra proof of a method for finding Fn, a background of Fibonacci numbers and some examples of how they are found in nature, as well as some examples of how the golden ratio arises from this,
Wednesday April 20 – Cody Tietgens
Tiling with Dominoes
The talk will cover some properties of complete sets of Western Dominoes and tiling rectangles with them.