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TitleNeedles, Bushes, Hairbrushes and Polynomials
PresenterMalabika Pramanik (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Author(s)Malabika Pramanik
SessionPlenary Lectures
Time09:30:00 2017-09-25
Abstract


Pretend that your car is a unit line segment. How do you perform a three-point
turn using an
infinitesimally small area on the road? It turns out that this seemingly
impossible driving stunt is related to the fundamental theorem of calculus, as
well as all the objects in the title of this talk! We will explore these
connections and see how they have been useful in many problems in mathematics.