Two Mathematics Student Talks
Date: 3:30pm PST November 15, 2016 Location: John Howard 254
John Howard 254
The Paths of Square Sophie Germain Semiprimes in the Collatz Function
by Michael Daellenbach ’17
This talk begins with an overview of the Collatz Conjecture, its applications, and its beauty. Then we will discuss the beginning forays of my thesis question regarding a particular set of integers under the Collatz Function.
Sprinkled with examples, this talk is intended to be accessible to all Lewis & Clark students.
A continuous model of a spider catching a fly
by Jennifer Howard ’17
Using applied mechanics and partial differential equations, we examine a model related to how a spider detects a fly in its web. This talk examines oscillations on a string as a one-dimesional first step toward a two-dimensional model. We show a one-dimesional spider can detect the direction of a fly impact on a one-dimensional web.
Applications to earthquake sensors and seismic stations will be discussed.