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By Jeff O'Connell, Professor, Mathematics, Ohlone College.
- Wednesday, October 19, 2016
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Room 3201, Building 3, second floor, Fremont campus
- Facebook Event: Election Year Math
Are you tired of all the politics and rancor of this election year? A talk about Election Year Math should solve all of those problems!!! Professor Jeff O’Connell will present information about the math that is used during election years to predict outcomes of elections. What is margin of error? How are the outcomes of elections predicted before all of the votes are counted? Who is Fredric Gauss and why is he so important in all of these discussions? The speaker promises not to mention that guy or that woman who are running for president.
The mathematics of this talk will be accessible to all levels. There will be sign-in sheets for those offering Extra Credit. Plan to arrive early as Jeff is a very popular speaker!
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