11/20/08 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008,
, STARR 138
SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Dekker, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics,
TITLE: Pi or e? Which is the better number?
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