11/20/08          MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008,

11:00 AM, STARR 138

 

SPEAKER:    Dr. Michael Dekker, Associate Professor

                      Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University   

 

TITLE:          Pi or e?  Which is the better number?

 

Abstract:

 

Pi and e, arguably the most famous numbers of mathematics, have histories that date back hundreds and even thousands of years.  Of course, this naturally leads to this question: which is the better number?  Join us as we watch a fun and humorous debate on this issue that was held between two mathematics professors from Williams College.  Following the debate, a vote will be taken to determine the preferred number at Ferris State.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 AM, STARR 138

Please visit Math Colloquium website at

http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/colleges/artsands/Math/MATH_COLLOQUIUM/ColloquiumWeb/index.html