MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #101

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

 

Spring 2009 Presentation #101 (December 3, 2010)

Professor Steven Post, Edgewood College

"Liars, Truth tellers, and Infinite Dominoes"

Previous Lectures: (Mathematics: A Symphony, Not A Scale), (Probability Puzzlers), (Mathematical Elegance - The Secret Life of Mathematicians), (Painting, Parity and Persistance), (The case of the migrating umbrellas), (Mathematics - A Study of Pattern)

Abstract: What is mathematics? Why bother? and who cares? In this talk we'll work on some fun problems and puzzles which help illuminate the nature and beauty of mathematics. We've often had it drummed into our heads that math is "useful". In this talk I'll try to show why it's fun whether it's useful or not!

Biography: He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago and he has been teaching at Edgewood College since 1988.


 

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