2011 - 2012
The following schedule shows who will be leading the circle on a given day.
|September 14||Tatiana Shubin||Cool problems from a Future Book|
|September 21||Josh Zucker||Counting I||Counting I|
|September 28||Brian Conrey||Estimating Large Numbers||Est Large Numbers (pdf)|
|October 05||Brian Conrey||Congurences||Congruences (pdf)|
|October 12||Tom Davis||Iterated Functions||Iterated functions (pdf)|
|October 14||BAMA at SCU: Steven Devlin||Networks, Models, and Mathematics: (Note: this meeting is on a Friday)||Talk Summary and directions|
|October 19||Josh Zucker||Countng II||Counting II (pdf)|
|October 26||Lucian Sega||Geometry||Geometry of medians (pdf)|
|November 02||Dave Auckly||A Balloon Introduction to Graph Theory||Puppy walk / Eulerian Circuit (pdf), Ballon numbers (pdf), Ballon dogs (pdf), Deeper graph theory (pdf)|
|November 09||BAMA at SJSU: Matthias Beck||How to change coins, M&M's, or chicken nuggets: The linear Diophantine problem of Frobenius||Summary of talk and directions|
|November 16||Josh Zucker||Counting III||Counting III (pdf)|
|November 30||Meets at Stanford: Persi Diaconis||Mathematics and Magic Tricks||Stanford math website|
|December 07||Tatiana Shubin and guests||A Russian-Style Math Circle||Homework (do BEFORE meeting), Problems from the class|
|December 09||BAMA at SCU: Jesus De Loera||Easy to State but Hard to Solve: My Favorite Problems in Polyhedral Geometry (Note: this meeting is on a Friday)||BAMA 3 Summary of talk and directions|
|December 14||Josh Zucker||Counting IV||Counting IV (pdf)|
|January 04||Dan Goldston||Sequences||Problems for this session were from www.fibonicci.com|
|January 11||Josh Zucker||Counting V||Counting V (pdf)|
|January 18||Paul Zeitz||Complex Numbers: Three for the Price of One||Complex numbers and Trig|
|January 20||BAMA at SJSU: Kiran Kedlaya||Counting solutions of Polynomial Equations mod P (NOTE: meets on Friday)||BAMA 4 Summary of talk and directions|
|January 25||Tom Freeman||Problem solving practice with teams|
|February 01||Nikhil Buduma||A Gentle Introduction to Invariants||Intro to Invariants|
|February 08||Josh Zucker||Counting VI||Counting VI (pdf)|
|February 15||BAMA at SCU: Tony DeRose||Math in the Movies||BAMA 5 summary of talk and directions|
|February 22||Lucian Sega||BAMO Prep|
|February 29||Tom Davis||BAMO aftermath|
|March 07||Josh Zucker||Counting VII||Counting VII (pdf)|
|March 14||BAMA at SCU: Frank Farris||Picturing Complex Numbers||Picturing Complex Numbers|
|March 21||Tatiana Shubin and guests||A Russian-Style Math Circle||Homework (do BEFORE meeting), Solutions|
|March 28||Steve Blasberg||AIME 2012|
|April 04||Tatiana Shubin||Beans, Piles, and Other Games||Beans, Piles, and Other Games|
|April 11||BAMA at SJSU: Peter Winkler||Mathematical Puzzles that Stretch Your Intuition||Talk Summary and directions|
|April 18||Josh Zucker||Counting VIII||Counting VIII (pdf)|
|April 25||Zvezdelina Stankova||Is Plane Geometry Plain? Are There Magical Rulers and Protractors?||Notes on magical rulers and protractors|
|May 02||Josh Zucker||Counting IX||Counting IX (pdf)|
|May 09||Stan Isaacs||Pizza and Puzzles|
- Some topics have not yet been decided, hence the "TBD" = "To Be Determined".
- The dark red dates are BAMA talks so there will be no SJMC meeting.
- For the Stanford meetings above, see this announcement.
- SJMC meetings take place regularly on Wednesdays, in MH-320 at SJSU, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, see directions.
- If you'd like to see your name on this schedule page, as a leader of a circle session, contact us!
- Handouts of past meetings will be posted as we receive them. If you have past handouts that you don't see here, please let us know.
- Read more about Russian-style circles.