Welcome to the
TAMU Math Circle!
The next Math Circle meeting is November, 10th at 2:00 in BLOC 220. Please register and pay now. If the $100 registration fee would be a hardship, see the registration page about getting a waiver. The Beginner group will be in BLOC 220, the Intermediate group will be in BLOC 203, and the Advanced group will be in BLOC 202.
Parking: The Northside Garage is available for parking.
We meet on the second floor of the Blocker Building, Room 220, on the Texas A&M Campus from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturdays. From 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM we have an optional problem-solving session. Below are the details of the Math Circle Activities for the upcoming Saturday.
Beginner Group: BLOC 220 (in Pre-Algebra and below)
Speaker: Edriss Titi, Texas A&M University
Title: Evolution of Numbers and Their Use: From Ancient Egypt to Barcodes
Abstract: In this lecture I will talk about the mathematics behind the evolution of numbers, their writings, and their use. I will start with the number system of the ancient Egyptians and end up with the binary system and their use in barcodes.
Intermediate Group: BLOC 203 (in Algebra 1 or above)
Speaker: Junehyuk Jung, Texas A&M University
Title: Tiling and Numbering
Can you fill and 8 by 8 checker board with two corners removed with 31 dominoes that are in the form of 1 by 2? The answer depends on which corners are removed. Students will find out the answer to this question by trial and error. Related problems are going to be introduced and we will learn basic concepts of the proof by contradiction.
Advanced Group: BLOC 202 (in Algebra 2 or above)
Speaker: JD Kim, Texas A&M University
Title: Slope of a Line and Its Applications
Abstract: In this talk we will discuss the slope of a line and how we can use it for numerical PDE problems. As an application, I will demonstrate coding for simple PDE problems and introduce the Front Tracking method for the Parachute model.
Problem-Solving Beginner Group: BLOC 205
Instructor: Dr. Shilin Yu, Texas A&M University
Problem-Solving Intermediate Group: BLOC 203
Instructor: Dr. Hao Guo, Texas A&M University
Problem-Solving Advanced Group: BLOC 202
Instructors: Dr. Zhizhang Xie and Dr. Guoliang Yu, Texas A&M University
Below is the May 12, 2018 graduation. (Photo taken by JJ)