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.

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Apr 9th, 2:00 PM

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.