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Math Club: "Coin Tossing and The Weierstrass Approximation Theorem"

Dr. David Weisbart, UC Riverside

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  4:10–5 p.m.

Location: Surge Building 268
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Category: Gathering

Description: The Weierstrass Approximation theorem is a central result on the approximation of continuous functions.  We present a probabilistic proof of the theorem that is both constructive and that offers us explicit error bounds.  The proof serves as an example of the importance of probability theory as a tool for proving analytical results.

Additional Information: Math Club

Open to: Students Only
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Mathematics

Contact Information:
Dr. Kevin Costello