FULLERTON COLLEGE

 

PACIFIC SUMMER UNSOLVED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

(PSUMS)

2011

(Approximate average attendance: 23 persons)

Organizer: Dr. Dana Clahane

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Schedule

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title of Talk

Th 6/23

 

(20 students and 3 faculty members participated)

Dr. Michael Campbell

 Santiago Canyon College

Hot markets and cold markets: a relation between physics and economics

 

Abstract here

 

Brandon Sim

Fullerton College/Mt. San Antonio College/Diamond Bar High School (’11)

 

(Harvard ’15)

Virtual knots, biquandles and bicomplex numbers

 

(joint work with Dana Clahane)

 

Abstract here

Th 6/30

 

(36 students/community members and 4 faculty members participated)

 

Dr. Scot Childress

College of the Desert

1+2+3+4+5+6... = -1/2.

What?

 

Jeremy Saqr

Fullerton College (’11)

 

San Francisco State University

(’13)

Examples of multicomplex function algebras and Stone-Weierstrauss theory

 

(joint work with Dana Clahane, Kevin Negron, and Jonathan Wolf)

Th 7/7

 

(19 students, 2 faculty members, and the Interim Dean of Natural Science participated)

Dr. Edriss Titi

UC Irvine

Turbulence phenomena and the Navier-Stokes and Euler equations of incompressible fluids

 

Student who prefers to remain anonymous on this webpage

Fullerton College

Tropical mathematics, after Speyer/Sturmfels

 

Mentor: Dana Clahane

Th 7/14

 

(13 students and 3 faculty members participated)

Dr. Zair Ibragimov

CSU Fullerton

Geometry of p-adic numbers

 

(Click on the above title to view the slides for Dr. Ibragimov’s presentation)

 

Abstract here

 

Kevin Oskar Negron

CSU Fullerton

An introduction to p-adic analysis

 

Mentor:

Zair Ibragimov

Th 7/21

 

(15 students and 2 faculty members participated)

Dr. Bernard Russo

UC Irvine

DERIVATIONS:

Introduction to non-associative algebra;

OR

Playing havoc with the product rule?

PART II – Triple Systems

 

(Attendance at Part I, which Dr. Russo gave in Spring 2011, will not be assumed; however, you are encouraged and may find it helpful to view his lecture slides for Part I before coming to this talk).

 

Part III is tentatively scheduled for November 1 at the Math Colloquium

 

 

Tiffany Nguyen

Fullerton College

“What is mathematical biology, and how useful is it?” after Avner Friedman

 

(Click on the above link to view Power Point slides from Ms. Nguyen’s presentation.)

Th 7/28

 

(12 students and 3 faculty members participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Stone-Weierstrauss problem for infinite-dimensional algebra-valued functions

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

Is e normal? Prove that some number is normal.

 

Tyler Deliman

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 129 student)

The Goldbach conjecture

Dr. Clahane would like to thank FC President Dr. Rajen Vurdien, whose Office has kindly provided sustenance funding for the Thursday talks. 

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Dr. Clahane would like to thank former student, Chris Thornton, for providing valuable homework grading assistance that increased available time to organize this enrichment activity.

 

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Ivan Luna (former student) and Dr. Dana Clahane

 

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Dr. Dana Clahane

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