The Catholic University Department of Mathematics hosts a weekly seminar in Functional Analysis and Related Areas. Attendance is open to all interested members of the mathematics community, including students and faculty from other colleges and universities. See below for an abstract of the upcoming presentation.
SEMINAR IN FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS
AND RELATED AREAS
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
SPEAKER: Dr. Peter Ulrickson
The Catholic University of America
TITLE: Enumerating the Rationals with Adrastus
I will present a classification of ratio from Boethius's de institutione arithmetica and explain how it can be understood as an enumeration of the rationals. I will also connect this to David Fowler's ideas about the Euclidean algorithm in ancient conceptions of ratio, and the more recent development of the Stern-Brocot tree.
ORGANIZERS: V. Bogdan (Catholic University), P. Kainen (Georgetown University), R. Kalpathy (Catholic University), and A. Levin (Catholic University).