Event Title

Mathematical Conversation Starters for the Rest of Us

Description

Learn how to visualize the mathematical solutions to real-world and other worldly questions. Can a quart of ink cover an infinite area? Are three dimensions necessary for our existence? Did Sherlock Holmes ever actually “deduce” anything? Did Aristotle assert that women have fewer teeth than men? This presentation will address these questions—and many others—using illustrations and live drawings.

Presenter Bio

John de Pillis, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics at the University of California and a commercial artist. He is author of 777 Mathematical Conversation Starters (2002), and co-author of Illustrated Special Relativity Through Its Paradoxes: A Fusion of Linear Algebra, Graphics, and Reality, published this past January. View a sampling of his illustrated work at http://math.ucr.edu/~jdp.

Presenter Profile Page(s)

http://math.ucr.edu/~jdp

Date of Event

April 9, 2014 12 - 1:00 PM

Location

Mailman-Hollywood Building Second Floor Auditorium, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale (main campus)

NSU News Release Link

http://nsunews.nova.edu/talk-to-illustrate-mathematical-conversation-starters/

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Apr 9th, 12:00 PM Apr 9th, 1:00 PM

Mathematical Conversation Starters for the Rest of Us

Mailman-Hollywood Building Second Floor Auditorium, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale (main campus)

Learn how to visualize the mathematical solutions to real-world and other worldly questions. Can a quart of ink cover an infinite area? Are three dimensions necessary for our existence? Did Sherlock Holmes ever actually “deduce” anything? Did Aristotle assert that women have fewer teeth than men? This presentation will address these questions—and many others—using illustrations and live drawings.

https://nsuworks.nova.edu/mathematics_colloquium/ay_2013-2014/events/4