The Retiring President's Talk “Counting in circles: my favourite problem”

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

Cost:  free

Branch Contact: email Alan Slomson  

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