Events

Maseeh Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium: Factoring polynomials: You mean there's more than the quadratic formula?
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:15pm

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series* presents

Richard Moy, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics, Williamette University

Factoring polynomials: You mean there's more than the quadratic formula?  

Most students learn how to factor polynomials in high school using techniques such as the quadratic formula. However, factoring polynomials becomes more complicated when they have large degree. And what if a polynomial doesn't factor, i.e. it is irreducible? How does one go about showing that a particular polynomial is irreducible? In this talk, we will address these questions and more! (Audience participation will be required. A knowledge of modular arithmetic is recommended though not required.)

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 3:15PM

Urban Center Building room 204
(refreshments served at 2:45PM in same room)

*Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU. This event is free and open to the public.