Department of Mathematics

Distinguished Undergraduate Lecture Series

  •  What We Still Don’t Know About Addition and Multiplication
  •  10/11/2016
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Carl Pomerance, Dartmouth College

How could there be something we don’t know about arithmetic? It would seem that subject was sewn up in third grade. But here’s a problem we don’t know the solution to: What is the most efficient method for multiplication? And here is another: How many different numbers appear in a large multiplication table? There are many more such problems, largely unsolved, and for which we could use some help!



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-0844
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