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4 October 2016
Title: The Retiring President’s Talk “Counting in circles: my favourite problem”
Presenter: Alan Slomson
Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Summary: This problem makes an excellent resource for the classroom. It is very rich in mathematical ideas. I have used different versions of it for school pupils from Year 6 upwards, for mathematics undergraduates, and at meetings of schoolteachers. It begins with some ideas that will be very familiar and ends with what I believe is a hard unsolved problem in number theory. On the way it takes in the binomial coefficients, Euler’s formula V F = E 2 , proof by mathematical induction and Cantor’s transfinite numbers.
Venue: MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds.
Venue Location/Address: Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT
Branch Contact: email Alan Slomson
Any other content: Open to all
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