Student Talk Series: Liz McMahon, October 15 @ 12 noon in Olin 268

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Title:  Mathematics in the Game of SET

Abstract:  The card game SET is played with a special deck of 81 cards. There is quite a lot of mathematics that can be explored using the game.  We’ll look at questions in combinatorics, probability, linear algebra, and especially geometry.  The deck is an excellent model for a finite affine geometry and provides an entry to surprisingly beautiful structure theorems for that geometry.  If you’d like some practice before the talk, go to www.setgame.com for the rules and a Daily Puzzle

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