UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

3/4/2012 -- LAMC High School: Braids and Groups -- Tye Lidman

Groups are important algebraic structures which are used in all areas of mathematics, as well as physics and chemistry. The goal will be to define and give some examples of these objects. The main example will be the braid groups, which is a mathematical formulation of what happens when we braid our hair.