UW-Sheboygan lecture to focus on the math behind games
Binary numbers focus of lecture Nov. 5
How often have you seen your computers or phones promote their “megabyte” or “gigabyte” capacity? Do you even know what a “byte” is?
Not many of us do. A byte actually contains eight binary digits (bit) to represent a value. Binary numbers are also implemented as ON and OFF in circuits in our modern computing devices, such as computers, laptops and cell phones.
Learn more about binary numbers and this numerical system at the next University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Speakers’ Series lecture set for Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. on the UW-Sheboygan campus. The event will feature Dr. Yongjun Yang, UW-Sheboygan Associate Professor of Mathematics, who will share “The Math Behind a Game: An Introduction to Binary Numbers.”
Dr. Yang, who joined UW-Sheboygan in 2010, holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics and B.S. in Mathematics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
In 2012, Yang received the Arthur M. Kaplan Outstanding Teacher Award for his outstanding contributions in education within the UW Colleges. Yang’s research interests include math games and puzzles.
All presentations are held in the Wombat Room (Room 2114) at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the community and students. Upcoming presentations also will be held on December 3 (philosophy).
For more information on the new Speakers’ Series or UW-Sheboygan, contact Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan Director of University Relations, at (920) 459-6612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.