02/07/2017 - 12:15pm

02/07/2017 - 1:10pm

Speaker:

Bianca Thompson (HMC)

Abstract:

Using essentially only algebra, we give a proof that a cubic rational function over the complex numbers with real critical points is equivalent to a real rational function. We also show that the natural generalization to the p-adic rationals and number fields fails.

Where:

Millikan 2099 (Pomona College)