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A colloquium for the dogs Title: Do Dogs Know Calculus? Speaker: Dr. Tim Pennings, Davenport University When/Where: 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 8 in VanderWerf 102 A standard calculus problem is to find the quickest path from a point on shore to a point in the lake, given that running speed is greater than swimming […]

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The intricacies of card shuffling will be explored in the next colloquium Title: Card Shuffling 101 Speaker: Dr. Darin Stephenson, Hope College Mathematics Department When/Where: 4:00 pm, Thur. Oct 25 in Schaap 1000 Abstract: We discuss the physical process of card shuffling (by various methods) and ways in which these processes can be modeled mathematically. Interesting mathematical questions […]