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Public lecture@Zoom - The Mathematics of Sharing

Public lecture@Zoom - The Mathematics of Sharing
Date & Time
November 19, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm
Venue
ZOOM online lecture (https://bit.ly/3oeArLO)
Speaker
Dr Ka Ho LAW
Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong

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How to share a piece of cake between two people so that both will be happy? What if there are three people?

How to share 12 coins between two people in the ratio 3:4 if each coin cannot be subdivided?

Problems of sharing and allocation occur frequently in real life. In this talk the speaker will take audience through to look at some of such problems, and see how mathematics helps (and sometimes fails to help).

Registration (also the direct link to join the lecture on the day)

Dr Ka Ho LAW

Speaker Dr Ka Ho LAW

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Ka Ho LAW has been dedicated in promoting the study of Mathematics to general public. He vividly brings out profound mathematical theories in simple language, by adopting interesting daily life examples to present and explain mathematical knowledge and theories.