Recreational Mathematics Seminar - Playful Pentagons

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February 5, 2021
4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Add to Calendar 2021-02-05 16:00:00 2021-02-05 17:00:00 Recreational Mathematics Seminar - Playful Pentagons Title: Playful Pentagons Speaker: Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University Abstract: The quest to find all convex pentagons that tile the plane dates back to the early 20th century.  In 2017 the quest came to an end two years after the discovery of the 15th family. Together we will explore this problem, encountering some of the beautiful solutions first discovered by Marjorie Rice. We will also discuss a question of interest to those wishing to construct these pentagons themselves:  which families have examples with integer sides? Zoom link Zoom Department of Mathematics math@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Title: Playful Pentagons

Speaker: Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University

Abstract: The quest to find all convex pentagons that tile the plane dates back to the early 20th century.  In 2017 the quest came to an end two years after the discovery of the 15th family. Together we will explore this problem, encountering some of the beautiful solutions first discovered by Marjorie Rice. We will also discuss a question of interest to those wishing to construct these pentagons themselves:  which families have examples with integer sides?

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