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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12:00 pm in 345 Altgeld Hall,Tuesday, July 12, 2016

3 weird tricks using the determinant that your math teacher didn't even know!

Melinda Lanius (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Abstract: What can the determinant of a 2 by 2 matrix tell you about the twisting of a m\"{o}bius strip, the path of a pendulum's swing, or the glaze on a jelly doughnut?