Monday, January 27, 2014

Class #2

Class #2

- Discussion of course details:

- Any questions on course
description

- Correction of Dates.

- Reminder to read Flatland.
- Look over
reading and assignments

- Follow up on twin primes-

FROM WIKIPEDIA:On April 17, 2013, Yitang Zhang announced a proof that for some integer*N*that is at most 70 million, there are infinitely many pairs of primes that differ by*N*.^{[1]}^{[2]}Zhang's paper was accepted by*Annals of Mathematics*in early May 2013.^{[3]}Terence Tao subsequently proposed a Polymath project collaborative effort to optimize Zhang’s bound;^{[4]}as of November 28, 2013, Thomas Engelsma claims to have reduced the bound to N = 576.^{[5]}

- Counting activity: How many pencils? How many Leprechauns?

- Arthur Benjamin TED
Talk Visualizes Fibonacci Numbers.

- Measurement and the
Pythagorean Theorem (
**PT**)