Abstract. There are many ways of comparing polygons. For instance, we could compare their areas or perimeters. We could also ask if they are similar or congruent. In this talk we will explore a notion of comparing polygons, called equidecomposability, that involves breaking them into pieces and comparing the pieces. We'll look at some examples and then sketch a proof showing that equidecomposability is equivalent to having the same area.
And, of course, PIZZA!
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The Math Club is an umbrella organization for mathematics-related activities open to all UNL undergraduate students. The Math Club sponsors events throughout the academic year in association with UNL's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon and with the Women's Undergraduate Mathematics Network.
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Pi Mu Epsilon (ΠME)
Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society that promotes scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions. UNL's Nebraska Alpha Chapter, founded in 1928, was the 15th chapter out of over 350 chapters around the country.
Carnegie Mellon University
May 26 - July 21, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015