What the World Was Like Before "x"

November 12, 2015

Mathematicians were solving equations long before the invention of algebraic notation. But without "x", what did mathematics even look like?  

Join us for a presentation by Professor David Muraki and Professor Tom Archibald, as they retrace the footsteps of the ancients by solving a cubic polynomial with a compass and ruler and discuss just what exactly the world was like before "x",  this Monday, November 16, 2016 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Irmacs Theatre (ASB 10900).

Following the lecture you will have the opportunity to meet with other students who are interested in mathematics and chat with faculty members from the Department of Mathematics.

The discussion is part of Math Outside of the Box, a series of talks for students who are curious about the field of  mathematics.

Contact the mathematics advisor at math_advice@sfu.ca if you would like more information.