In Spring 2017 we will meet every Thursday from 11:30 AM-12:15 PM in RT 1402.
March 30, 2017
Two Talks by CSU Students:
Using Gröbner Bases to Solve Shidoku Puzzles
by Galina Lozitsky
Abstract: The modern game of Sudoku is a number-placement puzzle that has been played since 1979 by people of all ages. We will delve into this puzzle, allowing the mathematics associated with the game to be brought to the forefront. To simplify the problem, we will restrict ourselves to Shidoku, a smaller variation of Sudoku. We can express the restrictions of Shidoku with a system of polynomial equations. We will look at these representations of the problem and utilize Gröbner bases to find a solution to any Shidoku puzzle.
Understanding the variation in student enrollment
by Laural Ivary
Abstract: We will focus the analysis on a broad understanding of enrollment for the fall 2014 semester at Cleveland State University. Is the data normal? If not, how do we combat this? Is there a difference among female and male enrollment? Is there a difference among different age groups? We will examine the variation among the total number of male versus female students enrolled throughout the university. Also, we will explore the variation across specified age groups for both male and female enrollment.
Everyone is welcome. Pizza and drinks are provided.