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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

All first-year students who intend to take a mathematics course next year are invited and encouraged to attend an advising meeting this Thursday, April 1st, from 4:00 to 5:00 in the mathematics lounge (SC 601).  Several professors will be available to help you with selecting your courses for next semester and with mapping out a […]

Central Connecticut State University is hosting a mathematics contest on April 10th and is inviting Wesleyan (and many other schools) to send a team.  Several of our students participated last year, and ranked very highly.  In addition to prizes for the top scorers, everyone who participates will receive a Mathematica license. If you are interested […]

Spring Break Puzzler

Professor Wood sends along the following puzzle, courtesy of BrainFreeze, celebrating Pi Day. The attached PDF contains a rotationally symmetric Sudoku puzzle with only 18 entries filled in. (This is conjecturally the least number of entries that can yield a unique solution if you require rotational symmetry.) Further, the 18 entries come from the first […]