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Yorkshire Branch Past Events


W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers
Yorkshire Branch Online Event

30 March 2022

W P Milne Lecture for Sixth Formers - Dr James Cranch – University of Sheffield

How often do curves meet?
If you take an equation involving variables x and y, you can draw a graph of its solutions: they form a plane curve. If you have two such equations, you have two curves, and you can ask how many times they intersect each other.
I'll explain why counting these intersections is useful for a range of things: from understanding Pythagoras's equation a2 b2 = c2, to annoying people on the internet, to the cutting edge of mathematics.
I'll show a very simple formula, which happens to be wrong, and explain why it's a good idea to ignore the fact that it's wrong.

Date: 30th March 2022

Time: 14:30

Venue: TBC Either University of Leeds (Chemistry LT A (2.15) Or Online via Zoom.

For Zoom link, please email A.Slomson@leeds.ac.uk

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