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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 3:30 PM EDT

Sascha Troscheit, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Branching Processes, Martingales, Kingman’s Subadditive Ergodic Theorem, and some applications"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 4:30 PM EDT

Sam Kim, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"I'll prove the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra"

Gauss proved that complex polynomials always admit a root. I'll explain how he came to that conclusion and present a proof that rigorizes his argument in a nice way. You will only need to know a little vector calculus and the intermediate value theorem. If we have time, I'll show you why a flat triangle has angles that add up to π and why a triangle on a sphere doesn't.

MC 5501

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