Oct 19

Math/Stats Colloquium: Cory Colbert

A talk by Cory Colbert (Washington and Lee University)

4:00 – 5:00 pm / CMC 306

Speaker: Cory Colbert (Washington and Lee University)

Title: Complete Sequences

Abstract: A sequence of positive integers is said to be complete if every positive integer can be expressed as a sum of distinct terms from that sequence. We explore some examples complete sequences and show a neat criterion due to J. L. Brown for detecting completeness. Time-permitting, we'll make connections to Ostrowski decompositions and other topics. This talk is geared towards undergraduates with an introductory or developing background in mathematics.

Sponsored by Mathematics and Statistics Events. Contact: Sue Jandro