Math Club: The Gingerbread Man, by Dave McArdle (UConn)
Wednesday, March 6th, 202405:30 PM Monteith 320
The basic theory of difference equations will be introduced along with motivating examples that demonstrate the elegance and utility of the field. Specific attention will be given to several one-dimensional models with interesting dynamical properties. One of these models is the “gingerbread man” map. We will conclude with an overview of the type of research problems that are prominent in biological and epidemiological settings.