79th Putnam Competition (Saturday, December 1, 2018)
List of participants:
Jonathan D. Gilchrist
1st TRU Math Competition (Saturday, March 9, 2019).
What does it mean for a set to be INFINITE? Are some INFINITE sets bigger than others? These, and other questions, will be answered. Join us in the Math Help Center (3rd Floor of HOL) on April 5th for a lively discussion about INFINITY. Bring a friend. In fact, bring INFINITELY many friends.
My presentation will consist of a short introduction to Flatland, an idea presented by A Abbott in the late 1800’s. We live in three dimensional space. That is, we have freedom of three ranges of motion: Forward/backward, Up/Down, Left/Right, and we can reach any point in our space with a combination of these motions. I’ll Read More ...
Georg Cantor first came up with the idea of Cantor sets when he discovered a generalization of perfect sets that were nowhere dense; however, this was not the only paradoxical property. To construct the Cantor ternary set, begin with the interval [0,1] and perform iterations where you delete the open middle third interval from each Read More ...