UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

4/25/2010 -- Group B: Symmetries and Groups, part II (Prof. Christian Haesemeyer)

Groups are algebraic structures that are used, for example, to study symmetries of geometric objects, the invariance of laws of nature, conservation laws, roots of polynomials, combinatorial counting problems and many other questions. We are going to take a look at examples of such structures taken from those various applications.