The Pi Mu Epsilon
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.


