Schedule for 2001 – 2002

Please note that years older than 2007-2008 have no handouts yet.
The following schedule shows who will be leading the circle on a given day.

Date Leader Topic Handouts
September 11 Zvezdelina Stankova Inversion in the Plane
September 19 David Hayes An Introduction to Induction – a way to “prove it’s true.”
September 26 David Hayes More Induction and an Introduction to the Pigeonhole Principle
October 03 Michael Rubinstein Partitions
October 05 BAMA at SCU: Art Benjamin Proofs that really count
October 10 Joshua Zucker Symmetry
October 17 Tom Davis Combinatorics: Counting Things
October 24 Tom Davis Pólya’s Theory of Counting
October 31 Tatiana Shubin Finite Geometries
November 07 BAMA at SJSU: Abigail Thompson Some Knotty Problems
November 14 Tom Davis Four Points on a Circle (notes)
November 21 Break Thanksgiving Break
November 28 Byron Walden Checker Jumping and the Golden Mean
December 05 Michael Rubinstein Mathematics and Tunings
December 12 BAMA at SCU: Edward Schaefer When Is an Integer the Product of Two and of Three Consecutive Integers?
December 19 Break Winter Break
January 09 Tom Davis Projective Geometry
January 16 Brian Conrey Number Theory
January 23 Brian Conrey Diophantine Equations
January 30 Matt Cushman Topology
February 06 BAMA at SJSU: Jean Pedersen Platonic Divisions of Space
February 13 Joshua Zucker Mathematical Games
February 20 Paul Zeitz BAMO Practice
February 26 Contest Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad
February 27 Tatiana Shubin and/or Tom Davis BAMO Aftermath
March 01 BAMA at SCU: Frank Morgan The Soap Bubble Geometry Contest
March 06 Tatiana Shubin Ring Theory
March 13 Tatiana Shubin Group Theory
March 20 Brian Conrey Irrational Numbers
March 27 BAMA at SJSU: Tim Nguyen More on Topology
April 03 Tom Davis The Mathematics of Computer Graphics
April 10 Brian Peterson Mathematics of Bluffing
April 17 Brian Conrey Probability
April 24 Everyone Pizza Party and Awards!