Mathematics Department

Basic Notions Seminar

Fall Semester 2015

All talks are from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Seminar room, unless otherwise specified.

  • Sep
  • What is a flag incidence algebra?
    Max Wakefield
    Naval Academy
    Location: Seminar Room
    Time: 12:00 PM

    View Abstract

    A classical incidence algebra contains many important invariants throughout mathematics. In this lecture we will examine applications in number theory (Euler's phi function), geometry (Euler characteristic), and graph theory (chromatic polynomial). Then we will describe a possible generalization to higher dimensions which we call a flag incidence algebra.
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