MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #108

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

 

Fall 2011 Presentation #108 (November 18, 2011)

Professor John Beam, UW-Oshkosh

"Moviemaking Magic and Mishaps"

Abstract: Making movies look right requires more math than you might think. We'll explore some math involving cameras, projectors, and special effects.

Biography: John Beam is an Associate Professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Miami in 2002. His research interests include probability theory and mathematics education. One of John's favorite hobbies is watching movies and learning about how they are made.

Beam, J., Betting and fairness, The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Eds. Sarah J. Greenwald and Jill E. Thomley, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2011.

Beam, J., Lotteries, The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Eds. Sarah J. Greenwald and Jill E. Thomley, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2011.

Beam, J., Probabilistic expectations on unstructured spaces, Communicating Mathematics,
11-24, Contemporary Mathematics 479, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2009.

Beam, J., Unfair gambles in probability, Statistics and Probability Letters 77 (2007), 681-686.
(Available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167715206003361.)

Seaman, C., J. Szydlik, S. Szydlik, and J. Beam, A comparison of pre-service elementary teachers’ beliefs about mathematics and teaching mathematics: 1968 and 1998, School Science and Mathematics, 105 (2005), 197-207.


 

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