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