Math Club

Gonzaga University Math Club



Gonzaga's Mathematics Department will host two regular meetings every month of the academic year.

Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium

(First Wednesday of the month - Herak 244)

November 4, 2015 Meeting (5:10pm) Lyle Cochran from Whitworth University will be the speaker at the November Spokane Area Math Colloquium.

Title: Interesting Mathematics Problems for Freshman/Sophomore Calculus
Description: A potpourri of calculus problems appropriate for use in single and multivariable calculus will be presented.
Included topics: Applications of calculus to basketball, football and rugby A simple integral that Wolfram Alpha cannot easily simplify The efficiency of wind turbines A discrete analog of Gabriel's Horn Infinite series and binary numbers.

Contact: Dr. Bonni Dichone

Math Club Meetings

(Third Wednesday of the month - Herak 301)

October 21, 2015 Meeting (5:10pm) We’ll have pizza and drinks to go with our math, as usual.

This time Dr. Cangelosi will give a presentation on “Hard Problems and How to Nearly Solve Them”.

His abstract:

In this talk I will present the most important tool available to an applied mathematician: perturbation analysis. We will examine how it can be used on a mundane problem such as finding the roots of a polynomial of high degree and, time permitting, how it can be used to recast certain intractable ordinary differential equations into a series (albeit, an infinite series) of easily solvable ones. The material should be accessible to freshmen undergraduates. All that is required is some familiarity with power series.

Contacts: Dr. Logan Axon and Dr. Nathanial Burch

The following groups will be notified of meetings by faculty coordinators:

(Please contact the faculty coordinators to be added to the desired group)

Putnam Competition Club

(Meetings will be coordinated by Dr. Axon)
Contact: Dr. Logan Axon

Pi Mu Epsilon / Washington Epsilon

(Meetings coordinated by Dr. Burch & Dr. Dichone)
Contacts: Dr. Nathanial Burch and Dr. Bonni Dichone

All meetings will be held from 5:10pm – 6:00pm


Previous Years' Events:  Fall 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2013; Spring 2014

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