Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Yo-Yo Trick Combinatorics
Speaker:Alexandra L. Sovansky, `13
Mathematics Major
Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Abstract: Oftentimes, multiple different yo-yo tricks can be done sequentially before the yo-yo returns to the user's hand. Tricks can be done like that due to the fact that some tricks end where others begin, and vice versa. If we take these common start/end points to be nodes on a directed graph, all sorts of possibilities for mathematical examination open up. In this talk, we will look at how interesting parts of graphs (such as cycles) translate into yo-yo trick combos, and also how real-world restrictions on yo-yo trick combos affect what we can do with the graphs.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{Alexandra L. Sovansky, `13}",
title   = "{Yo-Yo Trick Combinatorics}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{6 December}",
year    = "{2012}"