Off on a Tangent 
A Fortnightly Electronic
Newsletter from the Hope College Department of Mathematics 
November 17, 2017  Vol. 16, No. 6 
http://www.math.hope.edu/newsletter.html 
Acoustical engineer will speak at next week's colloquium 
Title: Computational AeroAcoustics: Prediction of Noise from a simple fan system using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CDF) Systems  
Speaker: Dr. Peter Laux  
Time: Tuesday, November 21 at
11:00 am 

Place: VanderWerf 102 
The battle between mathematics and truth will take place after Thanksgiving 
Title: Battle of the Titans: Mathematics vs Truth  
Speaker: Dr. Tim Pennings, Davenport University  
Time: Thursday, November 30 at
11:00 am 

Place: VanderWerf 102 
The final colloquium of the semester will look at the impossible 
Title: Integration in Finite Terms: Possible, Impossible, and How We Know  
Speaker: Dr. Dave Gaebler, Hillsdale College  
Time: Tuesday, December 5 at
4:00 pm 

Place: VanderWerf 102 
Hope
students participate in the MATH Challenge 

Hope
again had a great turnout of students participating in the Michigan
Autumn TakeHome Challenge on
November 4 this year.
Students competed with other students around the state (as well as other states) working in groups on ten interesting problems. The problems included Alice and Betty playing a game on a 3 by n checkerboard, finding the 2017th derivative of a function, and a creative way to transform one fraction into another. We look forward to hearing the results in the near future. The
following students competed (grouped by team):

Mathematical Competitive Game 

If
you have some free time over this coming Thanksgiving break or Semester
break and like mathematical competitions, we have one for you of
international proportions. The
Mathematical Competitive Game 20172018
sponsored by the Fédération Française des Jeux
Mathématiques (French
Federation of Mathematical Games) and Société de Calcul
Mathématique SA
(Mathematical Modeling Company) is currently in progress.
This competition is on the distribution of goods. In particular, they have a company that manufactures heaters and air conditioners and needs help in the mathematics behind production and distribution. You can write your solution up in either English or French! 
Problem
Solvers of the Fortnight 
Problem
of the Fortnight 
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