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Algebra and Topology of Equidissections

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Prof. Sherman Stein, UC Davis
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Thu, Apr 18 2002, 3:00PM

In 1965 the following problem was raised: "Is it possible to divide a square into an odd number of triangles of equal areas." It was solved in 1970. In the 1990's several generalizations were obtained. In my April 18 talk I will develop the algebraic and topological machinery used in the solutions. On April 25 I will describe some recent results related to the newest question, called "The Mother of All Conjectures" (on dividing polygons into triangles of equal areas.)

Continues April 25th.