11/20/08 MATHEMATICS
DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

MATH COLLOQUIUM,
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008,

11:00 AM, STARR 138

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__SPEAKER:__ Dr. Michael Dekker,
Associate Professor

** **Department of Mathematics, Ferris
State University
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**TITLE: ***Pi or e? Which is the
better number?*

**Abstract:**

*Pi
and e, arguably the most famous numbers of mathematics, have histories that
date back hundreds and even thousands of years.
Of course, this naturally leads to this question: which is the better
number? Join us as we watch a fun and
humorous debate on this issue that was held between two mathematics professors
from Williams College. Following the
debate, a vote will be taken to determine the preferred number at Ferris State.*

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**REFRESHMENTS: **11:00
AM, STARR 138

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