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Mathematics of Games and Sports

PDE and Applied Math Seminar

Speaker: Joseph Keller, Stanford
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Fri, May 2 2008, 4:10PM

Various problems arising in games and sports will be analyzed mathematically. For example how many shuffles are needed to mix a deck? How should a runner vary his speed for minimal time? When is a team eliminated from winning the pennant? How should we rank teams in a league? Does exercise affect life span? These and other problems will be considered.