Natalia Mosina E-235H 718 482 6176 firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Website
Mahdi Majidi-Zolbanin E-218D 718 482 5265 email@example.com Personal Website
Svetoslav Zahariev E-218X 718 482 6175 firstname.lastname@example.org
The colloquium's participants include faculty members of the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) together with invited speakers from different universities. The talks are usually accessible on a variety of levels. Students are welcome.
Refreshments are served before the talks (schedule and abstracts are posted below). For more information, please contact colloquium organizers.
Abstract: The question of whether the infinite decimal 0.999… is equal to 1 is highly controversial — a controversy that is ignored in mass-market textbooks, state standards, and school mathematics curricula. This session will bring the question out of the shadows in an interactive and provocative fashion. Those who dare to attend will see evidence from the minds of both students and mathematicians that leads to an inescapable conclusion: It is equally reasonable to believe that 0.999… is equal to 1 and not equal to 1. The presentation will include the presenter’s impassioned plea for paying more attention to infinity in school mathematics.This session will be understandable to anyone who knows that the fraction 9/9 is equal to 1.