The Math/Stat Department Colloquium: "Topological Transitivity and Chaos" A Lecture by E. Arthur Robinson
Gray Hall, Bentley Meeting Room
E. Arthur Robinson, Jr., George Washington University
Renyi's ß-expansions replace base 2 or 10 in the expansion of a real number with a non-integer base ß. This is the best-known (and perhaps most fun) example of an even more general theory of f -expansions that actually goes back to the Japanese mathematician Kakeya before the Second World War. In a 1964 paper, Bill Parry studied f-expansions ...more
The Math/Stat Department Halloween Talk: "The Physics of Baseball: You Can Observe a Lot by Watching"
Ward Circle Lecture Hall 1
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics presents its annual Halloween talk: The Physics of Baseball: "You Can Observe A Lot By Watching", a talk by Prof. Alan M. Nathan. Desserts will follow in Gray Hall.
Abstract: Following Yogi Berra's words of wisdom, Prof. Nathan will use high-speed video clips to highlight some of the interesting physics underlying the game of baseball. The talk will ...more