Los Angeles Math Circle

LAMC Meetings • 2019-2020 Academic Year

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10/6/2019
We start off the new year with some problems from the Moscow Math Olympiad.




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10/13/2019
We start off probability by introducing some set theory notation and defining sample spaces. Then we apply those to classical probability questions.


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10/20/2019
We continue our probability unit with a worksheet on Conditional Probability. This includes the Law of Total Probability and Bayes' Theorem.




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10/27/2019

Our third week of probability includes a handout on random variables and expected value, as well as some more interesting conditional probability problems.



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11/3/2019

We will be working through a fun application of probability and graph theory to electrical circuits. No knowledge of physics is necessary, everything needed is contained in the handout.

11/10/2019

We dive further into the connection between random walks and electrical circuits, deriving series and parallel circuits. We then discuss electrical circuits on an integer lattice and its connection to Polya's problem.

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11/17/2019

We start a new unit: Complex Numbers! We will see that while complex numbers might seem unnatural, they are actually extremely useful and can simplify problems that have seemingly nothing to do with the square root of -1.