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Algebra and Topology of EquidissectionsAlgebra & 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.