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BSU Mathematics Department Events, BSU Math Club, and more

Thomas T. Read Professor of

Mathematics

Mathematics and Statistics

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Author of "**Mathematically Bent**" Column in the *Mathematical Intelligencer*

1998 Recipient of the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

MAA Polya Lecturer, 1998-2000

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, 2000-2002

by Sir Randolph Bacon III, cousin-in-law to Colin Adams

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 4:00-5:00 pm

Conant Building Auditorium, Room 120

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Immerse yourself in this tale of adventure on the high seas involving great risk to tale teller Colin Adams, and discover how an understanding of the mathematical theory of knots saved his bacon from doom and destruction. No nautical or mathematical background assumed; just bring a sense of wonder and a willingness to explore.

*Derivative vs. Integral: Final Smackdown!*. Williams College. YouTube Video.- Hyperbolic geometry,
*Britannica Online Academic Edition*. - Hyperbolic geometry, In
*The Princeton Companion to Mathematics*. *Introduction to hyperbolic geometry*, by Arlan Ramsay and Robert D. Richtmyer, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995. General Collection Call Number: QA685 .R18*Introduction to knot theory*, by Richard H. Crowell and Ralph H. Fox, 1965. General Collection Call Number: QA614.5.K6 C74*The knot book: An elementary introduction to the mathematical Theory of knots*, by Colin C. Adams, Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, c2004. General Collection Call Number: QA612.2 .A33 2004*Knots and links*, by Dale Rolfsen, Wilmington, DE: Publish or Perish, c1976. General Collection Call Number: QA612.2 .R65*Knot Polynomials*, "III.44 Knot Polynomials," 2008. In*The Princeton Companion to Mathematics from Credo Reference**Knot Theory*,*Britannica Online Academic Edition*.*Mathematical Fiction*, compiled by Alex Kasman, Professor of Mathematics Department, College of Charleston.