**~ Math
Club
~**

**COMING SOON:
Wednesday September 18, 2002
2:00-3:00pm at Student Union, Reseda Room B-102
**

1) Putnam Problems and 2) Putnam Problems

MANY THANKS TO THE 2001-2002 OFFICERS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

**We are back as an official university
club. Sponsored
by Dr. Ali Zakeri,
the math club serves dual purposes. First, it tries to bring together those
who share a common interest in math. At the same time, accompanied by this
page, it provides useful information to those pursuing a math
degree.**

**Right about now you must be
thinking:**

**You are still reading? Wow! You have become a math
fanatic without even realizing it. Just kidding!!! If you want to read
more on math, our newsletter
is updated monthly. Furthermore, we offer updated job
listings and quick connection to some other great WWW
math sites.**

**Wait, there is even more. Act now, and you will receive
free "elbow rubbing" with our wonderful faculty
members. Overcome your fear of professors and at the same time benefit
from their knowledge and experience. You also have a chance to meet some
of our distinguished alumni.**

**For more information you can email:**
**Dr. Zakeri .....
ali.zakeri@csun.edu**
**Linh Tran
.....
linh.tran@csun.edu**
**Randy Ades.....RandyAdes@yahoo.com**

**In case you want to review a topic, here is a summary
list:**

Wednesday November 14, 2001

2:00-3:00pm at SC1117

Life After Graduating College

Wednesday November 7, 2001

2:00-3:00pm at SC1117

Coloring the Plane by Professor Silvia Fernandez

Abstract

Consider all colorings of the plane with three colors (color each point with one color). Is it always possible to find an isosceles triangle whose vertices have different colors? or a regular triangle whose three vertices have the same color? These are examples of problems in Tightness and Ramsey theories. In this talk we present the answers to the previous questions as well as other related problems.

Wednesday October 24, 2001

2:00-3:00pm at SC1117

Points, lines and their relations by Professor Bernardo Abrego

Abstract

In 1899 Sylvester posed the following problem: Suppose we have a finite collection of points with the following property; the line passing through any two of the points, contains a third point. Is it true that all points must be on a single line? In this talk we will discuss several solutions to this problem, and we will talk about some related problems on the same spirit. In order to maximize your enjoyment of the talk I suggest that you try the problem beforehand. Try some examples with a few points (say 10 or 12), Do you think the answer is yes or no?

Problem from Monthly

presented by Robert Diaz (CSUN undergraduated student)

On Wednesday March 7, 2001

Problem Solving Approaches

The Contest offers undergraduate students the opportunity to complete in a team setting using applied mathematics in the solving of real-world problems.

If you are interested to participate please let Dr. Zakeri know.

You may also want to visit the MCM

meeting on Wednesday November 29, 2000

Augustin Louis Cauchy-- his life as a Mathematician.

by Annie Wang -- CSUN undergraduate student

Wednesday November 22, 2000

Problems Solving Approaches for Putnam Competition

The 61st Annual Putnam Mathematical Competition is on December 2, 2000.

We have a team of three students who will participate. Good luck to our team members!

Check the following sites for the past Putnam problems/solutions:

1) Putnam Problems and 2) Putnam Problems

on Wednesday November 15, 2000 3:00-4:00pm at SC2227

Title: Problem Solving Approaches

& Samples of Putnam Competition Problems on Wednesday November 1, 2000 meeting

Title: The story of Sophie Germain-- her mathematics and her life

Speaker: Ralph Ades(CSUN graduate Student)

on Wednesday October 18, 2000

Title: The Symmetry of Repulsion - the Problem of Well-Placed Points"

Speaker: Ann Davis(CSUN graduate Student)

on Wednesday October 4, 2000

Title: A brief history of life and mathematics of Joseph Louis Lagrange

Speaker: Jang-Sub Kim (CSUN graduate Student)

on Wednesday September 20, 2000 meeting

Title: A brief history of Tchebycheff, Tchebychev, TChebyshev, Chebyshev, ....,

A great Mathematician!

Here is our Activity Calendar for the
rest of
semester:

March 16 or 17,2002 (Sat./Sunday)- Hiking

March 20, 2002 (Wedneasday)- Guest Speaker

April 3, 2002 (Wednesday)- TBA

April 5, 2002 (Friday)- Volleyball Match: Math Club vs Math Faculty

April 10-11, 2002 (Wed.-Thursday)- Barbeque Fundraiser

April 12, 2002 (Friday)- Bowling: Math Club As Physics Club

April 17, 2002 (Wednesday)- Guest Speaker

May 1, 2002 (Wednesday)- TBA

May 4, 2002 (Saturday)- Banquet