#### Presentation Title

Tropical Mathematics

#### Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

#### School

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

#### Discipline

Mathematics

#### Mentor

Vincent Ferlini

#### Date & Time

April 9th at 2 PM - 3 PM

#### Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 102

#### Abstract

At an early age, children learn about numbers and two important operations: addition and multiplication. There are, however, other ways one can define these operations. In tropical mathematics, one defines the “addition” of two real numbers as the minimum of the two numbers and the “multiplication” as the sum of the two numbers. This talk will present many of the interesting properties that can be deduced from these definitions along with a surprising application in ecomomics.

Tropical Mathematics

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 102

At an early age, children learn about numbers and two important operations: addition and multiplication. There are, however, other ways one can define these operations. In tropical mathematics, one defines the “addition” of two real numbers as the minimum of the two numbers and the “multiplication” as the sum of the two numbers. This talk will present many of the interesting properties that can be deduced from these definitions along with a surprising application in ecomomics.