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### Resistors and Springs

**Distinguished Lecture Series**

Speaker: | Dylan Thurston, Indiana University |

Related Webpage: | https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/research/seminars/thurston/ |

Location: | 1147 MSB |

Start time: | Tue, May 2 2017, 5:30PM |

Suppose you have a network of resistors with a few distinguished ports, and want to find the effective resistance between pairs of ports. Can you simplify the network with fewer resistors? This is a very practical problem for electrical engineers. We contrast this problem with the related problem of networks of springs.

This lecture is specifically intended for undergraduate students.