Colloquium: “From slot machines to topology through calculus”

Marshall University Math Colloquium
October 10, 2003

Peter Saveliev
Marshall University

Abstract
Consider the following problem: Suppose two gamblers are playing slot-machines and after a period of time they won $100 each. Is it true that there was a time interval during which each of them won exactly $50? Using Calculus we restate this problem in proper (topological) terms and then solve it. The talk is accessible to Calculus II students.

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