Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hergert Numbers @ Trinity Christian College

This Thursday, I'll be heading out to Trinity Christian College to speak to their Math Club about inflection points. The content of my talk was assembled from four papers published between 1938 and 1968. For anyone interested, I've posted these papers at the URL's found below.

Ewing paper (1938)
Bruckner paper (1962)
Walker paper (1956)
Mulcrone paper (1968)

Since I'll be talking about inflection points and Hergert numbers just happen to be candidates for inflection points, there's a high probability that Hergert numbers will be mentioned at some point in the afternoon. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Los Numeros de Hergert!

Here we find College of DuPage Calculus student Joel Swanson displaying his Hergert Numbers pride while sailing near Loreto, Mexico. Not only is this the first Hergert Numbers appearance in Mexico, but it also represents the spreading of the word since Joel's Calculus teacher does not have a direct connection to me. So, that's at least two degrees of separation!

On a related note, a former student of mine was recently visiting his high school math teacher and the teacher, who I don't believe I've ever met, had heard of Hergert Numbers. We're on our way!

Keep the pictures coming!