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Title: Tales of Our Forefathers
Abstract: This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I’ll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times” really is a curse.
Time: Nov 14th 4:00-5:00PM 3106 JKB
Friday, October 14, 2016 Time: 8:15 PM
Choosing a major is tough. BYU’s wide variety of options can be a bit overwhelming, and gathering information on each one can feel virtually impossible.
The Math Department wants to do everything possible to make this selection process easier for students. If you have ever had any interest in mathematics, or maybe you just did really well in a math class, you are invited to attend an info session about the Mathematics degree on Thursday, Sept 22nd at 5:00pm . The meeting is intended to provide all the basic information you need to know about being a mathematics major or minor. In addition, there will be a discussion on all the different career options you would have with a degree in mathematics. A question and answer session after the general presentation will follow.
If a successful future in mathematics is not enough to convince someone to attend the info session, pizza may do the trick. Free pizza will be provided for all who attend. So if you have an interest in mathematics, and have friends who also enjoy math and free food, then come and join us!
Pi day is coming March 14th. Volunteer to help to get a free T-Shirt. Activities will be in the Wilkensen Garden Court from 12-2. Free food, games, and pie!
Come to the Math Department office for more information.
Brigham Young University
Recently, 3D-printing technology has become more affordable and consumer-friendly. As a consequence, its applications have become more varied and widespread, including art and medicine. In mathematics, this technology has applications for both teaching and research. In this talk, I will share some of my experiences with 3D-printing. I will also outline the 3D-printing process, as well as some programs and techniques you can use to create your own mathematical models. This talk will be accessible and interesting to both students and faculty alike.
Thursday — February 18, 2016
4 pm 1170 TMCB
Refreshments at 3:30
Those of us who teach projective geometry often nod to perspective art as the spark from which projective geometry caught fire and grew. This talk looks directly at projective geometry as a tool to illuminate the workings of perspective artists. We will particularly shine the light on Desargues’ triangle theorem (which says that any pair of triangles that is perspective from a point is per-spective from a line), together with an even simpler theorem (you have to see it to believe it!).
Given any convoluted, complicated polygonal object, these theorems allow us to draw that object together with something that is related to it— its shadow, reflection, or other rigid symme-
tries—and we’ll show how this works. (If you enjoy doodling or sketching, bring your pencil, a good eraser, and a straightedge.)
ANNALISA CRANNELL – FRANKLIN & MARSHAL COLLEGE 4 pm – 1170 TMCB – Tuesday, February 9 – Lite Refreshments Provided
Come to the math major winter social on January 22nd from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the Math Lab. Enjoy Pizza, Cookies, Games and fun.