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My first talk. [Apr. 15th, 2006|02:55 pm]
grad students in mathematics


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Hey guys, I'm an undergrad/grad student (I'm getting my masters with my bachelors) and I have to give a talk in a week or two. I have Multivariable, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Analysis and Modern Algebra I and II under my belt and I'm having a hard time finding a good topic to cover. Anyone have a good idea for giving a talk that is interesting and a bit on the light side (for the audience's sake)? Thanks!

[User Picture]From: tomtomtomtomtom
2006-04-15 01:48 pm (UTC)
Browse around on Wikipedia for a topic that's unfamiliar to you, but doesn't seem too complex. For example, I gave an elementary talk on Bayesian statistics a few months ago to the graduate student colloquium. Good luck! Giving your first talk is extremely exciting.
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[User Picture]From: blueskysrain
2006-04-15 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking about doing something on a new twist of Prisoner's DL, but I really don't know what would happen there. Our Math school has a disdain for applied stuff like Bayesian Stats, and I want to do something fairly hard, but something I can explain. Our stats classes aren't rigorous and people hate all science except for physics because they handwave the quantitative analysis at UGA. We'll see.
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From: eccemathematica
2006-04-17 04:58 pm (UTC)
Mmm... Could try something like the Banach-Tarski paradox. A good starting point might be here.
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[User Picture]From: dianak
2006-04-17 06:39 pm (UTC)
Heh, is that how you made that big drink? :-p
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