Dr. Jennifer Quinn will be at T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00pm to host a discussion on Epic Math Battles!
Positive sums count. Alternating sums match. So which is “easier” to consider mathematically? This talk is one part performance art and two parts combinatorics. A tongue-in-cheek combination competition interprets summation identities through concrete counting contexts. By paying attention to what is being counted and what is being matched, audience members will decide which technique is mathematically superior.