Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Game. SET. Line
Speaker:David Austin
Professor of Mathematics
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Abstract: SET is a simple card game based on pattern recognition that can challenge both children and adults. It also has a surprisingly rich underlying mathematical structure that ties together ideas from a range of subjects including geometry, combinatorics, and linear algebra. In this talk, we will consider some simple questions that arise when playing SET and investigate the mathematical ideas that provide answers. We will also describe some recent and deep work from last year that gives a surprising result about a generalization of SET.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{David Austin}",
title   = "{Game. SET. Line}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{30 March}",
year    = "{2017}"