Monday, August 31, 2015

Math Club

Math Club is starting soon. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Patterson 324.

Looking forward to seeing you. Come Join Us!

ACM Student Club

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The AU ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Student Club is holding the first planning meeting of the year at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in Patterson 211. This will be a short informational meeting along with electing new officers. Membership of the club is open to all students who are interested in computing.

Come join us! We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Drop-In Tutoring Fall 215

 Drop-In tutoring Available for Math Courses

Ashland University's Center for Academic Support provides tutors and other tools to help students succeed. Drop-In sessions are available for several Math classes in Kettering 219. Below are the classes and times for drop in tutoring. 
Do not struggle. Drop-In and see a tutor. All below tutor sessions are available from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Kettering 219.
Elementary Statistics (M208) - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Theory of Arith. & Geom. (M217) - Mondays

Geometry for Middle Grades (M218) - Mondays

Note: Calc. with Application (M201), The Calculus (M205), and Discrete Math 1 (M223) have individual tutors only.

Please see your professor, first, for help!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Alumni News - Joel Moseman '15 Congratulations!

Congratulations to Joel Moseman. He accepted a position with Motorists Insurance Group as an actuarial analyst. He will assist in pricing their personal and commercial Property and Casualty lines.

Congratulations, Joel. We wish you the best in your future.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents "Optimal Bluffing Strategies in Poker" today, Tuesday, April 28

Bluffing is a very important aspect of the popular card game poker, however, knowing when to bluff can be difficult. This talk will briefly discuss how to play poker, what the classical bluffing situation is, and then apply game theory in order to optimize betting strategies. As part of this analysis the expected returns of each player and the ideal frequency of bluffing and calling will be found. However, while exact probabilities for situations such as the opponent having the winning hand can be determined,
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it is often time-consuming and not realistic to do so during a game. As such, this method will rely on estimated probabilities that a player has the winning hand.

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
"Optimal Bluffing Strategies in Poker"
by: Joel Moseman
Tuesday, April 28, 4:30 p.m.
in Patterson 301

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents "Computing Determinants Using the Dodgson Condensation Method" on Tuesday, April 21

Every square matrix has a determinant but computing a matrix that is larger than
2 x 2 can be difficult. Most students learn the Laplace expansion and Gaussian method for computing these determinants. These methods are effective but are prone to many mistakes especially when fractions show up in the Gaussian method. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland's author, Lewis Carroll, invented a method to compute the determinants for these large matrices. It is named after his given name, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The Dodgson Condensation comes across some issues when working with zeroes in the matrix. This talk will cover the original method, theorem and solution for the zero issue. Then it can be determined whether the Dodgson Condensation is an easier method for computing these determinants.

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
"Computing Determinants Using the Dodgson Condensation Method"
by Kylee Bogner
Tuesday, April 21, 4:30 p.m.
in Patterson 301

All are Welcome!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents "Markov Chains and the Risk Board Game" on Tuesday, April 14

Markov chains have been used in a wide variety of areas such as computer, science, linguistics and finance. After an overview of Markov chains is presented, the talk will focus on the application of Markov chains to the popular board game RISK. Specifically, this talk will look at the probability of winning a territory given the size of the defending army and size of the attacking army. Further discussion will involve the expected losses of both armies in the battle based on the probabilities generated. By analyzing the results, an answer to the question, "When should I attack?" will be provided.

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
"Markov Chains and the RISK Board Game"
by William Horn
Tuesday, April 14, 4:30 p.m.
in Patterson 301

All are Welcome!