"How To Roll a Five-Sided Die" Memorial Lecture

11/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Huber
Abstract: 

Recurrsion is a powerful tool in mathematics. In example such as the Fibonacci sequence and Pascal's Triangle, it provides a fast way to compute complext functions. It also plays a key role in random number generation. For instance, suppose that I have a six-sided fair die that I can roll as often as I like, an want to roll a five-sided fair die. Recurrsion is the key to accomplishing this task! I will explain how exactly recurssion helps us solve this random problem and those arrising in real application in my talk. 

Where: 
CMC Freeberg Forum

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