Richard Tapia; Math at top speed: exploring and breaking myths in the drag racing folklore

May 3, 2013, 3:30pm
Kane Hall 220
Richard Tapia, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
Math at top speed: exploring and breaking myths in the drag racing folklore

Abstract: In this talk the speaker will identify elementary mathematical frameworks for the study of old and new drag racing beliefs. In this manner some myths are validated, while others are destroyed. The first part of the talk will be a historical account of the development of drag racing and will include several lively videos and pictures depicting the speaker’s involvement in the early days of the sport.

Part of the Math Across Campus series.

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