Office of Communication, 1120 Powell Hall
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
October 2, 2006
Science Seminar focuses on Pascal's Triangle
Valdosta State University will continue its Science Seminar
Series with a lecture by Mathematics and Computer Science
professor, Dr. Charles Kicey on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 4 p.m.
in Powell Hall. His lecture is entitled Sharing Triangles and
The lecture will focus on how one or a series of the same incidents determines the future of a state; a classic example is the competition between a predator and prey species, where a large prey population causes the predator population to grow and prey population to decrease. The focus is on a very simple sharing scheme, and a simple solution to its long-term behavior. The proof has a surprising connection to Pascal's triangle.
Pascal's Triangle is a geometric agreement of the binomial coefficients of a triangle, due to the mathematical connection associated with this lecture a minimal mathematical background is assumed.
For more information contact the Dr. Blaine Browne at 229-249-4914 or visit http://www.valdosta.edu/scisem/index.htm .