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DESCRIPTION:A polyhedron is a three-dimensional analog of a polygon\, such
as a cube\, pyramid or prism. This talk is about two special classes of po
lyhedra with elegant structures\, and their study over the past 25 centuri
es. Regular polyhedra were known to Pythagoras and Plato\, and semiregular
polyhedra were introduced later by Archimedes. We will present all these
regular and semiregular polyhedra and discuss their history. There will be
some simple counting arguments to go with the many pretty pictures\, but
otherwise no prior mathematical background is required to understand this
talk.\n\nRob Benedetto has been a professor of mathematics at Amherst Coll
ege since 2002. Previously\, he held postdoctoral positions at the Univers
ity of Rochester and Boston University. His research is in number theory a
nd dynamical systems.\n \n*The link will be sent to the Math &\; Stats
listserv on the day of the event. If you are not part of that group and wo
uld like to attend\, please email kglista@amherst.edu and the link will b
e sent the day of the event.
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SUMMARY:Math Colloquium: 'Polyhedra: Plato\, Archimedes\, Euler'
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