Two Misericordia University mathematics professors recently presented papers at the Mathematical Association of America’s 2013 MathFest in Hartford, Conn.
Patrick Touhey, Ph. D., professor of mathematics, presented, “Ptolemy’s Theorem,’’ in which he utilized the well-known Greek astronomer and mathematician’s formula and some basic geometry of the circle to justify basic trigonometry.
Steven J. Tedford, Ph. D., Mountaintop, associate professor of mathematics, offered “Fuzzy Greedoids –Structure and Invariants.’’ In his paper, he introduced a combinatorial structure that combines fuzzy-set theory with greedoid theory.
Mathfest 2013 is the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. It is largest annual summertime gathering of mathematicians in the country and offers special addresses, invited paper sessions, contributed paper sessions, minicourses and much more. For more information about the Mathematical Association of America, please log on to www.maa.org.
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