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CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS  October 2014

CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS October 2014

Subject:

How to Win Games With Math

From:

Zachary Siegel <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 01:04:34 -0400

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Subject: How to Win Games With Math

Description:
You can use math to win competitive games! In this short,
entertaining talk, you will learn how to become a master
of the game of Nim.
Imagine that there are 100 stones on a table.
Two players alternate removing 1,2, or 3 stones from the
table and the first player who can't move loses.
Which player has the winning strategy?
What about other starting conditions?
What about other choices of how many stones to remove?
Dr. Bill Gasarch of the UMD Computer Science Department
will explore these questions and more!

Event Date: October 8, 2014
Event Start Time: 3:00 pm
Event End Time: 4:00 pm
Event Location: Math Building Room B0421
Contact Person: Zachary Siegel
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 2402859225

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