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The annual Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet is scheduled for April 19, 2002. This year's speaker will be Dr. Harold P. Boas, Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society and  Professor of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. Dr. Boas' talk is entitled

"The Legacy of Archimedes''

Abstract: Renowned as the greatest scientist of antiquity, Archimedes of Syracuse is best remembered today for his fundamental contributions to mechanics and to hydrostatics. This talk emphasizes the mathematics of Archimedes by highlighting three of his geometrical problems: namely, the tombstone, the birdcage, and the shoemaker's knife.

 

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