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The Mathematics of Juggling

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Speaker: Prof. Allen Knutson, Cornell University
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Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Tue, Nov 30 2021, 3:10PM

Around 1985 three groups of jugglers independently came up with the same way of mathematically describing juggling patterns. I'll explain this "siteswap" system, connect it to permutations and to linear algebra, and demonstrate many examples.