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Mathematical Sciences

Spherical Geometry, Archimedean Solids, and Non-Standard Dice

Date: 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT November 6, 2013 PST Location: John Howard 132

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Dylan Helliwell of Seattle University will be speaking.

Spherical geometry is a beautiful subject that combines Euclidean geometry, trigonometry, analysis, and spacial intuition to answerquestions ranging from practical (What is the best route for an intercontinental flight?) to abstract (Are there viable alternatives to Euclidean geometry?).  In this talk, we will explore some specific theorems in spherical geometry and use them to explore nonstandard dice, built out of the Archimedean solids.

 

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